African American Poetry for kids is constantly evolving. In the last decade of writing poetry I have noticed an increase in the writing of African American poetry for kids. African American Poetry for kids is fun and can be used as a teaching tool for teachers to educate students and promote writing.
If your kids want to get involved in writing poetry, let them. This could be the best move that a parent could ever make, because it allows kids to channel their energy in a positive way instead of getting involved in the violence that we see so frequently today. If you would like to provide examples of African American poetry for kids and are not sure where to find it, just go to a local library or online. With a simple search for “African American poetry for kids” you should get plenty of sites to search.
In my book The Marks Left Behind, you will find very little African American poetry for kids because of the content is mainly for adults ages 18 and above. Kids will need their parents to explain the issues in The Marks Left Behind in order for them to fully grasp the seriousness of the issues found in the book. As long as parents explain the material of the book to their children, The Marks Left Behind can be used as a preventive measure for kids under the ages of 18.
For more about Black American poetry for kids, you can get your own copy of The Marks Left Behind.