50 New Pages - A Suitcase of Seaweed & MORE

A Suitcase of Seaweed was originally published in 1996 by Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, as thirty-six poems plus three prose pieces.

The entire text of the original book is presented here in A Suitcase of Seaweed & More, along with 50 brand new pages—where you’ll find snippets of story about the inspiration behind the poems, extensions of the themes, and writing prompts to get teens thinking, talking, and writing about their own identities. Wong’s “Advice for Writers” might even inspire them to write their own books, too.

“Every page becomes a potential mentor text in how to create this feeling of seamless connection between poetry and prose.” —Paul W. Hankins

“Janet Wong’s ‘SUITCASE’ was, is, always will be, a must for any poetry library collection.” —Lee Bennett Hopkins

Here is an excerpt from the book that shows the interplay between poem, prose piece, and—most important—the writing prompt, which is designed to motivate young readers to write about their own experiences and hopes.

Find it at QEP or Amazon!

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