The Poet XAudiobook CD - 2018
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I read this book but I plan on listening to the audio version because it is read by the author! She is amazing!
IndyPL_ShannonO Dec 02, 2019
I adored this book when I read it the first time. The second time I listened to the audiobook. The audiobook is read by the author Elizabeth Acevedo. Not every author can pull off reading for their own book's audio, but Acevedo's reading is powerful and moving. Even if you have already read this ... Read More »
IndyPL_MeganF Apr 11, 2019
Amazing! This book in verse is beautiful, powerful and full of emotion. I would recommend this book to any teenager finding their voice in this world or anyone who would appreciates the spoken word. Word of advice, listen to it! A book about spoken word needs to be heard.
IndyPL_KathleenS Apr 30, 2019
This book was excellent! If you get a chance to listen to the audiobook as I did you will not regret it. Written completely in verse, this novel tackles the struggles a young teenage girl faces at school, home, and within herself. A great debut novel by 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, 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.
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