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The Poet X - Elizabeth Acevedo
The Poet X
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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... show more
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, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she 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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780062662804
Pages no: 357
Edition language: English
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Yodamom Finds her Force
Yodamom Finds her Force rated it
5.0 Amazing
Poetry without the confusing poems, words that sing a story, a sad and beautiful story, of culture and religion, of hope and battle, of becoming. Such a book !!!! I couldn't have loved it more, I will reread this and buy copies from friends. I listened to it on audio read by the author who reads thi...
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sunsetxcocktail rated it
5.0 Review: The Poet X
I received a copy from Netgalley. When I initially requested this one I didn’t realise it was a novel in verse. I normally don’t like novels in verse at all. I’ve never been a poetry person at all, really. The only novel in verse I have read I didn’t like much. That being said, however, this boo...
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4.0 The Poet X
This was a beautiful book. I bought it for my daughter for Christmas, but then listened to the audiobook from the library because I wanted to hear the author read it (and I didn't want to swipe my daughter's Christmas present before she had a chance to read it. Really, I swear.) I got to work early ...
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