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The Poet X Target Exclusive Edition (Hardcover) (Elizabeth Acevedo)

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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 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.
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harper Collins
Age Range: Teen
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Language: English
Street Date: March 6, 2018
TCIN: 53294382
UPC: 490591224761
Item Number (DPCI): 059-12-2476
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Incredible, Poetic Book!

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5 out of 5 stars
Reviewer 9 months ago
The Poet X is an incredible and poetic book (pun intended as it is a book of poems) written with so much passion. As I was reading I got nostalgia from my teenage years from up as a Latina in NY. This book is a passage way for young Latinas coming into their identity. Can't wait for Elizabeth's next...see moreof the reviewer's review
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A great coming of age story told in a refreshingly unique way.

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5 out of 5 stars
Zulay 9 months ago
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This book was a touching and poignant return to my own youth and growing up as a young Latina in NYC under strict and antiquated rules of what it means to be "proper" and a lady. The book is a great connection to the emotions and turmoil that goes through many young women who are budding into their...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Amazing!

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Siobhan D 10 months ago
This book is brilliant! Acevedo’s writing is fresh, insightful and passionate. Xiomara’s story is one many of us can relate to.
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AMAZING!

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5 out of 5 stars
KRM 10 months ago
verified purchaser
This book is absolutely amazing. Acevedo really captured the life of a young latina and all of its complexities. I am always reading; but, this book quickly made it to my favorites list. Can't wait for the next one!
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