POETRY

Remember the inspirational poem recited at President Obama’s 2013 inauguration? It will live on as a children’s book, illustrated by none other than…Captain Underpants creator, Dav Pilkey.

“One sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores,/ peeking over the Smokies, greeting the faces/ of the Great Lakes, spreading a simple truth/ across the Great Plains.” So begins “One Today,” by Richard Blanco. Scheduled for fall 2015 publication, the title marks Pilkey’s return to picture books after more than a decade.

He comments,  “When I think about Richard’s poem, I see pictures in my head as if they were painted by Marc Chagall, Ezra Jack Keats, and William H. Johnson “Picture books have always been my first love, artistically.”.

For more on what’s ahead in the book world, tune into my show The Book Report.

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