The Poet X

The Poet X

Category: Novels
Sub Category: Trade Books
Collection(s): Award Winning Books
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$15.99 each

ISBN: 978-0-060266281-1

* National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature

* Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Literature

* Michael L. Printz Award Winner

* Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Winner

* NAIBA Book of the year Winner for Young Adult

* Pura Belpre Award Winner for Author

* Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature

* Carnegie Medal Winner

* Walter Dean Myers Award Winner

* Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner for Fiction & Poetry

* Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Poetry

* Lincoln Award Nominee

* Lambda Literary Award Nominee for LGBTQ Children's / Young Adult

Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee

* Odyssey Award Nominee

Reading Level by Age : 14-17

Reading Level by Grade : G9 - G12

  • Description

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.

With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.

Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.

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