When eighth-grader Allison Vandal saw a classmate run into the classroom crying, she did the best thing she could think of to help: She wrote the classmate a poem about the power of words. That simple act of kindness would soon grow into something much bigger. Along with her friends and classmates Maya Montell and Caroline Waters, Allison started the Poets Undercover Guild (PUG), a society at Readington Middle School in New Jersey where students give or receive poetry to each other to build an inclusive community within the school.
/ Thursday, July 7, 2016
Jewish survivor Donia Blumenfeld Clenman recites her powerful poem titled "Justice," which summarizes her feelings about the Holocaust during what was the 50th anniversary of the war's end.
clip / Thursday, July 7, 2016