The Poet X

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Price: $17.99
Manufacturer Part No: 9780062662804

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. 2018 National Book Award Winner!

Xiomara Batista feels both unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew curves, she’s had to deal with cat-calls and other unwanted attention. What’s worse is that her devoutly religious mother blames her for it. Frustrated, Xiomara turns to her leather notebook, filling the pages with her passion and then reciting the words to herself like prayers. Then Xiomara is asked to join her school slam poetry club. But how can she go without her Mami finding out. She just know that if Mami ever heard Xiomara speak her truth, those dangerous words she’s secreted away in her notebook -- the world would end. Still, she can’t stop thinking about performing her poems out loud. Is it finally time to let her truth be heard by everyone?

Your teens will be swept up in Xiomara’s struggle to find her voice and share it with the world, no matter the consequences. Ages 12 and up. 361pp.

Signed by National Book Award winner, Elizabeth Acevedo.

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