The Last 5th Grade of Emerson Elementary Book Cover

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Poetry

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The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

Written by:

Laura Shovan

Published:

April 12, 2016

Publisher:

Wendy Lamb Books

Summary

Laura Shovan’s engaging, big-hearted debut is a time capsule of one class’s poems during a transformative school year. Families change and new friendships form as these terrific kids grow up and move on in this whimsical novel-in-verse about finding your voice and making sure others hear it.
 
Eighteen kids,
one year of poems,
one school set to close.
Two yellow bulldozers
crouched outside,
ready to eat the building
in one greedy gulp.
 
But look out, bulldozers.
Ms. Hill’s fifth-grade class
has plans for you.
They’re going to speak up 
and work together
to save their school.

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