Between The Lines

ISBN-10: 0399246886
ISBN-13: 9780399246883
Author: Grimes, Nikki
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: February 2018

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 224


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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Lexile: HL630L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 5.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes) *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / School & Education / General *

Description
Darrian dreams of writing for the New York Times . To hone his skills and learn more about the power of words, he enrolls in Mr. Ward's class, known for its open-mic poetry readings and boys vs. girls poetry slam. Everyone in class has something important to say, and in sharing their poetry, they learn that they all face challenges and have a story to tell--whether it's about health problems, aging out of foster care, being bullied for religious beliefs, or having to take on too much responsibility because of an addicted parent. As Darrian and his classmates get to know one another through poetry, they bond over the shared experiences and truth that emerge from their writing, despite their private struggles and outward differences.