Thanku: Poems of Gratitude

*A 2020 Notable from the American Library Association*

How do you give thanks?

For some people, Thanksgiving is a time to talk about feeling thankful. But gratitude isn’t something we need to save up for a special holiday.

What are you grateful for right now, today?

This anthology brings together a diverse group of poets who express gratitude for everything from a puppy to hot cocoa to the sky itself. Each writer uses a different poetic form, and readers will encounter a concrete poem, a sonnet, a pantoum, a sijo, and much more. Stunning illustrations from Marlena Myles invite close examination, making this a collection to return to and savor again and again.


“[T]his attractive and accessible collection should be popular with browsers and useful for creative writing classes.” —Booklist

“An anthology of diverse voices united by the theme of giving thanks. Lovely lyric lessons in appreciating the ordinary.” —Kirkus Reviews

“I highly recommend Thanku: Poems of Gratitude, due out in September from Millbrook Press. It is #OwnVoices at its very best!” —Debbie Reese (Nambe Pueblo), American Indians in Children’s Literature

“[A] thoughtful resource for poetry students and teachers.” —Publisher’s Weekly

A portion of the proceeds from this anthology will be donated to We Need Diverse Books.

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Now available for order here.

Announced on Publisher’s Weekly: Miranda Paul’s editorial debut and Marlena Myles’s illustration debut, with 32 fantastic children’s poets! This collection of poems about gratitude will release on September 3, 2019.

Pre-order the book here!