Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare is edited by David Scott Kastan and Marina Kastan. A wonderful introduction to Shakespeare and his work. This small book does not just include sonnets, but passages from the Bard's most famous plays as well. Among the passages included are Anthony's funeral oration for Caesar, Hamlet's "To be or not to be" speech, Henry V's "band of brothers" speech, and my personal favorite John of Gaunt's moving description of England from Richard II. There are sonnets included as well. A must have book of poetry.
Ratings: 8th grade - 10 out of 10.