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.
JC, also known as either Sharkboy or Sharky has been having a difficult time ever since his best friend died right in front of him. What scares him and causes him to have a hard time is that his friend ‘s (he calls ‘The King’) death may have not been an accident and he wasn’t able to save him. Weeks pass and JC spends most of his time in his room, watching documentaries about the creatures he loves-sharks. He also watches about climate change and he even texts his dead friend.Read More