In her debut children’s picture book, Boston College alumna Lisa LaBanca Rogers writes about the inspiration of William Carlos Williams’ spare poem “The Red Wheelbarrow.” Illustrated by Chuck Groenink, 16 Words: William Carlos Williams and “The Red Wheelbarrow” (Schwartz & Wade/Random House, 2019) tells the story of Thaddeus Marshall, a vegetable vendor, and his connection to the poet/doctor. The story offers young readers not only an appreciation for the classic poem, but also a valuable lesson about taking time to notice small things. Rogers, who earned a master’s degree from BC, is a librarian at a Massachusetts elementary school. Her most recent children’s book, illustrated by Meg Ishihara, is about her stubborn rescue dog and is titled Hound Won’t Go (Albert Whitman & Company, 2020).
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