Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Annual Teen Poetry Contest 2019!
Group 1 1st Place: For Humanity’s Shake by Inshal K. 2nd Place: To Reverse Hate by Noreen C.
Group 2: 1st Place: How Could You by Grace M. 2nd Place: A Red Rose by Tina T.
This year’s submissions were so great and it was really hard to choose just four poems. Thank you to everyone who submitted their poems this year and look for our Teen Poetry Contest next year in April 2020.
Don’t forget to submit your poem to the Richmond Public Library by April 30th! Some beautiful poems have already been submitted to us, so make sure your poetic voice is heard! Click here for the details of the contest.
We are doing our Annual Teen Poetry Contest again this year! We are always excited to celebrate Poetry Month and can’t wait to read all the teen submissions. Here are some of the details about the contest:
This book is based on a true story that took place in World War II, during the Holocaust, about two girls named Fania and Zlatka, about the bond that help them hope for the best in the face of the worst.
For Fania’s birthday, Zletka makes something for her that could mean death if it was ever discovered. She makes an origami heart, containing the wishes for happiness and hopes of all of their friends for Fania to carry. This heart is one of the few items created in Auschwitz, and can be seen today at the Montreal Holocaust Memorial Center.
This was a very touching book about a beautiful friendship, found in a cruel, bitter, and unexpected place. These brave girls were able to still hope for a better future after everything they’ve been through, and should be looked up to.
Loosely based on a true story, Crank, is a story about a quiet innocent, smart girl named Kristina. Everything is going well for her until she spends a summer with her drug addicted dad. There she tries drugs and falls in love with a boy. She unleashes this monster inside of her called Bree. When Kristina goes home, she changes friend groups and starts ditching class to do drugs. She soon completely looses control of her mind and makes bad decisions that ruin her life. This book is written in poetry.
I enjoyed this book very much. I picked it up not knowing what it would be about and I was pleasantly surprised. I began to fear for Kristina and would hope that she made the right decisions. The epilogue at the end of the novel, Fallout, was so well written and almost made me tear up. This is definitely one of the best books I have ever read.