Poetry for teens

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Voices : the final hours of Joan of Arc - Elliott, David, 1947-

Summary: "David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life and death in a fiery, evocative...

Forget me not - Dean, Carolee.

Summary: Told from separate viewpoints, Ally discovers that she may have tried to kill herself and Elijah, recalling his own suicide attempt, tries to give Ally a reason to live and escape from the spirits...

Fifteen and change - Howard, Max,

Summary: "Zeke would love to be invisible. His mother is struggling to make ends meet and stuck with a no-good boyfriend. Zeke knows he and his mom will be stuck forever if he doesn't find some money fast....

Dreams on fire - Daniels Taylor, Annette,

Summary: With an incarcerated father and an estranged drug-addicted mother, Shanequa's dreams of higher education feel like a fantasy. When Shanequa gets the chance to attend a prestigious private prep...

People kill people - Hopkins, Ellen,

Summary: Follows six teenagers as they are brought into close contact over the course of one tense week, in a town with political and personal tensions that build until one fires a fatal gunshot.

The opposite of innocent - Sones, Sonya,

Summary: A novel in verse follows the experiences of fourteen-year-old Lilly, as an innocent flirtation turns into sexual abuse by a friend of her parents and she is tormented by her abuser's threat to ruin...

Light filters in : poems - Kaufman, Caroline,

Summary: In the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and Adultolescence, this compilation of short, powerful poems from teen Instagram sensation @poeticpoison perfectly captures the human...

Contents: The darkness falls -- The night persists -- The dawn breaks -- The sun rises.

I felt a funeral, in my brain - Walton, Will,

Summary: For most of his young life Avery has dealt with his alcoholic mother with the help of his grandfather Pal--he immerses himself in poetry and popular music, and now that high school is over for the...

Jazz owls : a novel of the Zoot Suit Riots - Engle, Margarita,

Summary: In early 1940s Los Angeles, Mexican Americans Marisela and Lorena work in canneries all day then jitterbug with sailors all night with their zoot suit wearing younger brother, Ray, as escort until...

The poet X : a novel - Acevedo, Elizabeth,

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.

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