Format:
Book
Author:
Acevedo, Elizabeth, author.
Title:
The poet X / a novel by Elizabeth Acevedo.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]
©2018
Description:
361 pages ; 22 cm
Summary:
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.
Harlem. Ever since her body grew into curves, Xiomara Batista has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. 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. Mami is determined to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, and Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. When she is invited to join her school's slam poetry club, she can't stop thinking about performing her poems.
Subjects:
Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Dominican Americans -- Fiction.
High school students -- Fiction.
Poets -- Fiction.
Poetry slams -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Adolescence -- Fiction.
Self-esteem -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre:
Novels in verse.
LCCN:
2017943585
ISBN:
9780062662804
0062662805
Other Number:
989963667
System Availability:
8
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
8
Control Number:
1375956
Call Number:
ACEVE
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
3
# System items in:
3