Poetry for teens

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Solo - Alexander, Kwame,

Summary: Seventeen-year-old Blade endeavors to resolve painful issues from his past and navigate the challenges of his former rockstar father's addictions, scathing tabloid rumors, and a protected secret...

#NotYourPrincess : voices of Native American women

Summary: "Whether looking back to a troubled past or welcoming a hopeful future, the powerful voices of Indigenous women across North America resound in this book. In the same style as the best-selling...

Between the lines - Grimes, Nikki,

Summary: A group of high school students grow in understanding of each other's challenges and forge unexpected connections as they prepare for a boys vs. girls poetry slam. Includes author's note about...

Every shiny thing - Morrison, Laurie,

Summary: Seventh-grader Lauren begins stealing to help children who, like her brother, are on the autism spectrum, and Sierra, in foster care in Lauren's neighborhood, fears she will enable Lauren's...

The way the light bends - Jensen, Cordelia,

Summary: Although best friends as children, Linc and her adopted sister have drifted apart as Holly excels at school, sports, and pleasing their mother, while Linc struggles academically and yearns to be a...

Mary's monster : love, madness, and how Mary Shelley created Frankenstein - Judge, Lita,

Summary: A free verse biography of Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, featuring over 300 pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations.

Blood water paint - McCullough, Joy,

Summary: In Renaissance Italy, Artemisia Gentileschi endures the subjugation of women that allows her father to take credit for her extraordinary paintings, rape and the ensuing trial, and torture, buoyed...

Sparrow - Moon, Sarah, 1982-

Summary: Fourteen-year-old Sparrow Cooke of Brooklyn has always been the kind of child who prefers reading books to playing with friends (not that she has many of those) and since fifth grade the one person...

Voices in the air : poems for listeners - Nye, Naomi Shihab,

Summary: "Ninety-five poems pay tribute to essential voices past and present that have the power to provoke us, lead us, and give us hope" --

Contents: Section I. Messages -- Section II. Voices in the air -- Section III. More worlds -- Biographical notes.

Long way down - Reynolds, Jason,

Summary: As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.

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