Newbery Award-winning author Kwame Alexander's newest effort is a novel about a 12-year-old boy, that's written in verse. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin that poetry is a surefire way to reach kids.
Carlos Giménez's graphic novel Paracuellos is an unflinching memoir of his time in the orphanages of Franco's Spain; it makes the experiences of a few boys in the 1950s inescapably universal.
Sports columnist John Feinstein talks about his new book, The Legends Club, which follows the rivalry and friendship between three of college basketball's biggest coaches in the '80s.
For National Poetry Month, All Things Considered asked listeners to tweet poems of their own — including the rhyme that tops this story. The plot thickened when a high school English class jumped in.