Here are my picks for the top poetry books of 2016. They are powerful reads that demonstrate the importance of words and their ability to stir and transcend.
Freedom in Congo Square by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds by Jorge Argueta, illustrated by Alfonso Ruano
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems by Bob Raczka
When Green Becomes Tomatoes: Poems for All Seasons by Julie Fogliano, illustrated by Julie Morstad