Poetry for teens

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Second in command - Van, Sandi,

Summary: With his mom deployed and his dad constantly working, Leo is often left in charge of his two younger siblings, but when his brother, Jack, gets caught up in a dangerous plot, Leo has to choose...

Swing - Alexander, Kwame,

Summary: "Noah and his best friend Walt want to become cool, make the baseball team, and win over Sam, the girl Noah has loved for years. When Noah finds old love letters, Walt hatches a plan to woo Sam....

Shout : a poetry memoir - Anderson, Laurie Halse,

Summary: Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in...

The witch doesn't burn in this one - Lovelace, Amanda,

Summary: "The witch: supernaturally powerful, inscrutably independent, and now--indestructible. These moving, relatable poems encourage resilience and embolden women to take control of their own stories....

All the stars denied - McCall, Guadalupe Garcia,

Summary: When resentment surges during the Great Depression in a Texas border town, Estrella, fifteen, organizes a protest against the treatment of tejanos and soon finds herself with her mother and baby...

What I leave behind - McGhee, Alison, 1960-

Summary: Since his father's suicide, Will, sixteen, has mainly walked, worked at Dollar Only, and tried to replicate his father's cornbread recipe, but the rape of his childhood friend shakes things up.

For everyone - Reynolds, Jason,

Summary: "Originally performed at the Kennedy Center for the unveiling of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and later as a tribute to Walter Dean Myers, this stirring and inspirational poem is New York...

The impossibility of us - Upperman, Katy,

Summary: Told in two voices Mati, a devout Muslim from Afghanistan, and Elise, a seventeen-year-old whose brother was killed there, try to keep their budding romance secret from their families.

Sanctuary somewhere - Dimmig, Brenna,

Summary: After he finds out he's undocumented, seventeen-year-old high school student Osmel fears he won't be able to pursue his dream of becoming a meteorologist.

Little pills - Dodds, Melody,

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Charlotte Navarro never asked to be anyone's hero. If you're a hero, your sister isn't supposed to hate you. And you're definitely not supposed to get hooked on Gramma's...

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