12 June Celebrations + a Birthday!

June Is National Camping MonthIn The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, you’ll find June poems about:
National Camping Month
National Fresh Fruit & Vegetables Month
National Zoo & Aquarium Month
Celebrate Summer Reading Month
National Yo-Yo Day
Flag Day
Father’s Day
National Dump the Pump Day
First Day of Summer
Gay Pride Day
and a Birthday!

June Highlights


Celebrate GRADUATION! Practice marching with pride while you listen to “Pomp and Circumstance” and then read “My Graduation” by JoAnn Early Macken!

My Graduation by JoAnn Early Macken





Summer Reading Celebrations

What kind of Summer Reading programs are planned at your local library? Visit your library to ask (and sing “Oh Summer Books” by Diana Murray to the children’s librarian)!
Celebrate Summer Reading

Flag Day

Celebrate Flag Day (June 14) with Libby Martinez‘s poem “Red, White, and Blue” and also a Spanish version, “Rojo, blanco y azul”! See Libby’s “Jackson” poem below—and listen to her read both poems in this video!

Flag Day



Gay Pride Day

Happy Gay Pride Day! Celebrate the Supreme Court decision on Gay Pride Day (last Sunday in June) or any day with “Happy Pride!” by Lesléa Newman

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Featured Poet of the Month

Poet of the Month Libby Martinez reads and talks about the inspiration behind her poems “jackson” and “Red, White, and Blue” in this video. Enjoy and share the link!

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