The Poet X
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
ACEVEDO, Elizabeth. The Poet X. [NY]: Harper Teen . 8vo, [vi] 361pp. White speckled boards with spine stamped in black. Light rubbing to spine ends else a fine copy in a fine dust jacket (no medals affixed). Signed by the author, Elizabeth Acevedo.
First edition. 2019 Printz and National Book Award Winner! Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about.