September 21, 2022

Who Am I? | Take 5: Poetry Brain Breaks

Celebrate Hispanic and Latino heritage in English and Spanish!

(Left to right) Sylvia Vardell, Margarita Engle, and Janet Wong

Healthier Generation, Kohl’s Healthy at Home, and Pomelo Books have teamed up to bring students and families a special series of Poetry Brain Breaks. 

How do you answer the question, “Who am I?”

As we celebrate Hispanic and Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), poet Margarita Engle shares “Who Am I?” and its translation in Spanish “¿Quién soy?” This poem about heritage and identity has been translated by Alexis Romay. Engle is an award-winning author and Young People’s Poet Laureate 2017-2019. “Who Am I?” is included in Great Morning: Poems for School Leaders to Read Aloud by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong.

“Who Am I?” and “¿Quién soy?” by Margarita Engle, translated by Alexis Romay

Watch the read-aloud in English and Spanish!

Join in with students and the young people in your life to share and celebrate everyone’s unique identity with our “Who Am I?” bundle of resources and activities.

View "Who Am I?" Bundle

Want to read more? Check out "Campfire," a poem about summer memories, and "Good Luck Gold," a poem in English and Chinese, both by Janet Wong. Stay tuned for more Take 5: Poetry Brain Breaks!

Special thanks to our friends at Pomelo Books, publishers of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations and more! 

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