We are very pleased to announce that I Wish, written by Toon Tellegen, has been named a 2021 Notable Book of Children’s Poetry by the National Council of Teachers of English. The council considers a book’s literary merits, as well as its appeal to children, looking for poetry that demonstrates “imagination, authenticity of voice, [and] evidence of a strong persona.” Books should “excite the reader’s imagination with keen perceptions and sharp images” and have the potential to “stir new insights and feelings.” You can read more about the award and see the full list here.

I Wish is joined by other imaginative children’s books by Carole Boston Weatherford, Lois Lowry, Naomi Shihab Nye, David Elliott, and Zetta Elliott, among others!