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Women's History Month: Poems for Kids


March 01, 2018


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In March, and all year, celebrate the women poets who have helped shape American poetry. The following poems for Women's History Month are appropriate for young people.

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A Woman Sleeps on an Island” by Marjorie Agosín
A woman sleeps on an island…

Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou
You may write me down in history …

We never know how high we are (1176)” by Emily Dickinson
We never know how high we are…

Moon for Our Daughters” by Annie Finch
Moon that is linking our daughters’…

The Map” by Marie Howe
The failure of love might account for most of the suffering…

Oughta Be a Woman” by June Jordan
Washing the floors to send you to college…

How to Triumph Like a Girl” by Ada Limón
I like the lady horses best…

Resurrection” by Sally Wen Mao
In the autumn I moved to New York…

The courage that my mother had” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
The courage that my mother had…

Making History” by Marilyn Nelson
Somebody took a picture of a class…
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Again, She Tells the First Story” by Barbara Jane Reyes
Once, then there was no light…

Diving into the Wreck” by Adrienne Rich
First having read the book of myths…
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The Buttonhook” by Mary Jo Salter
President Roosevelt, touring Ellis Island…
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from Fast Speaking Woman” by Anne Waldman
I’m a rock woman…

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