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Patrice Vecchione

Biography

Patrice Vecchione

Poet, nonfiction writer and teacher Patrice Vecchione has edited several highly acclaimed anthologies for young adults including (from Henry Holt) TRUTH & LIES, which was named one of the best children's books by School Library Journal, REVENGE & FORGIVENESS and FAITH & DOUBT, named a best book of the year for young adults by the American Library Association. She's the author of WRITING AND THE SPIRITUAL LIFE (McGraw-Hill) and STEP INTO NATURE: Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life (Beyond Words/Atria), as well as two collections of poetry. For many years, Patrice has taught poetry and creative writing to young people (often working with migrant children) through her program, "The Heart of the Word: Poetry and the Imagination." She is also a columnist for her local daily paper, The Monterey Herald, and has published essays on children and poetry for several outlets including the California Library Association Journal. patricevecchione.com.

Patrice Vecchione

Books by Patrice Vecchione

by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond - Anthology, Current Affairs, Fiction, Human Rights, Poetry, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues, Young Adult 13+

With authenticity, integrity and insight, this collection of poems addresses the many issues confronting first- and second- generation young adult immigrants and refugees, such as cultural and language differences, homesickness, social exclusion, human rights, racism, stereotyping and questions of identity. Poems by Elizabeth Acevedo, Erika L. Sánchez and Samira Ahmed, among others, encourage readers to honor their roots as well as explore new paths, offering empathy and hope for those who are struggling to overcome discrimination. Many of the struggles immigrant and refugee teens face head-on are also experienced by young people everywhere as they contend with isolation, self-doubt, confusion and emotional dislocation.