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The Poet X

ISBN-10: 0062662805
ISBN-13: 9780062662804
Author: Acevedo, Elizabeth
Interest Level: 8-12
Publisher: HarperCollins

Publication Date: March 2018

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 368


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$14.24
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Interest Level

Grades 8-12

Reading Level

Lexile: HL800L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 5.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Coming of Age *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration *

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, 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.