Hard work paid off for students at Deltona High School when they saw their poems in print for the first time. The 11th grade students in an intensive reading class taught by Hazel Sparrow were challenged to research a topic on Hispanic heritage and then write a poem. The result was “Bachata Merengue Salsa: Poetry of Hispanic Heritage,” a collection of 30 inspirational poems that highlight the contributions of Hispanic and Latino-Americans to American society.
Join the students as they read some of their selections and talk about their inspiration at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in the auditorium at Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. The Friends of Deltona Library will provide light refreshments.
Poetry topics range from stereotypes to public figures such as Sonia Sotomayor, Sofia Vergara, Alex Rodriguez and even Dora the Explorer.
For more information about the program, call the library at 386-789-7207 option 1, then 4. For background information, contact Hazel Sparrow at 386-383-6638.
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