Memento for a mentor: Illustrated poem recalls impact of exceptional educator

Before students and parents pack their suitcases for their much-deserved summer getaways, they should take a moment to thank the educators who have made a difference. Poet Sarah Kay’s new book, “All our Wild Wonder” (Hachette Books), can be your go-to gift for that special mentor.

Kay’s latest single-poem volume is a wonderful childhood reminiscence about a principal that fascinated and inspired 5-year-old Kay, who grew up to be a writer and educator.

Skilled line drawings by Sophia Janowitz evoke the wistful, fragmented nature of Kay’s happy memories.

“All our Wild Wonder” book by Sarah Kay, $12,