This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness

Every time I read this book, This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness, I read it all the way through and I cry every time.  I don’t know if it’s all that forgiveness.  Or if it’s the fact that the author, Joyce Sidman took the time to write in the voice of some very unique sixth graders with such heart and feeling. Bonus: if you write to Joyce at her website (Joycesidman.com) she’ll write you right back.

4 thoughts on “This is Just to Say: Poems of Apology and Forgiveness

  1. We have Joyce Sidman’s “Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems” in my daughter’s bookshelf library. I didn’t know about “This Is Just to Say…” but I will certainly look for it this week while at the town library. My daughter and I are on a poetry kick right now (making our way through Where the Sidewalk Ends and she’s loooving it!) so the timing of your recommendation, Constance, is perfect!