Caroline Kennedy has published a poetry book, Poems to Learn by Heart
, through Disney-Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Publishing Worldwide. The book includes over a 100 poems Carolina has collected as well as paintings by Caldecott Honor-winning artist Jon J Muth. The book has a first printing of 250,000 copies. The book arrived in bookstores, including Amazon.com
Caroline Kennedy writes in one of her chapter introductions, "Poetry announces us. It is the most personal and direct expression of who we are and how we are feeling. In a world where it sometimes seems that no one is listening, poetry can help us find our own voice and be heard. Growing up is hard, but poems can protect, guide, and connect us to others. If we learn them by heart, the emotion, the wisdom, and the power they contain can bring joy to our lives and sustain us through difficult times."
Caroline is embarking on an eight-city U.S. tour with events at bookstores and libraries to promote the book. She will also serve as the honorary chair of National Library Week, which takes place April 14–20, 2013.