Lend a Hand

By San Francisco Book Review

Little things can make a huge difference in people’s lives. Poet John Frank has put together a collection of fourteen free-verse poems to spotlight just how easy it is to make a difference, how little time or effort it can take for others to feel a little sunshine on their faces. These ideas are presented in simple, everyday yet lyrical language that will engage young people not only for the messages, but will also engage them with the idea of poetry being for everyone. All poems are accompanied by beautiful acrylic and pastel paintings by London Ladd depicting young people of all races and colors busy making a difference in their mostly inner-city neighborhoods. This belongs in all school libraries from elementary to high school.