The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo is an award-winning novel-in-verse about a young girl who is not afraid to to reach out and find her place in the world. Follow along with Xiomara Batista who 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. When she is invited to join her school's slam poetry club she learns to be heard in the face of a world that wants to keep her silent.
New York Times Best Seller! Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!