The Poet X

The Poet X
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-03-06
ISBN 10: 0062662821
ISBN 13: 9780062662828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poet X Book Review:

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award! Fans of Jacqueline Woodson, Meg Medina, and Jason Reynolds will fall hard for this astonishing New York Times-bestselling novel-in-verse by an award-winning slam poet, about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth. 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. But she still 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. “Crackles with energy and snaps with authenticity and voice.” —Justina Ireland, author of Dread Nation “An incredibly potent debut.” —Jason Reynolds, author of the National Book Award Finalist Ghost “Acevedo has amplified the voices of girls en el barrio who are equal parts goddess, saint, warrior, and hero.” —Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street

Write Yourself a Lantern: A Journal Inspired by the Poet X

Write Yourself a Lantern: A Journal Inspired by the Poet X
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 9780062982278
ISBN 13: 0062982273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Write Yourself a Lantern: A Journal Inspired by the Poet X Book Review:

This journal is for the dreamers. The poets. The writers who don't yet know that they are writers, but know that they have plenty to say. Featuring lines from Elizabeth Acevedo's The Poet X among its lined pages, this full-color, beautifully designed journal is perfect for readers, long-time writers, those trying their hand at poetry, or anyone with a voice all their own. Let Xiomara's verses spark your own inspiration, as you pour your own thoughts and feelings onto the pages--and write the words you need most.

With the Fire on High

With the Fire on High
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 0062662856
ISBN 13: 9780062662859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With the Fire on High Book Review:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright. Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.

I Am Alfonso Jones

I Am Alfonso Jones
Author: Tony Medina
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-10-15
ISBN 10: 9780606403948
ISBN 13: 0606403949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am Alfonso Jones Book Review:

Alfonso can't wait to play the role of Hamlet in his school's hip-hop rendition of the classic play. But as he is buying his first suit, an off-duty police officer misatkes a clothes hanger for a gun and shoots Alfoso. When Alfonso wakes up in the af

Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths

Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publsiher: Vinyl Poetry 45's
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-10-15
ISBN 10: 9781936919451
ISBN 13: 1936919451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths Book Review:

Clap When You Land

Clap When You Land
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-05-05
ISBN 10: 0062882783
ISBN 13: 9780062882783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clap When You Land Book Review:

In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives. Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people… In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash. Separated by distance—and Papi’s secrets—the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered. And then, when it seems like they’ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each other. Great for summer reading or anytime! Clap When You Land is a Today show pick for “25 children’s books your kids and teens won’t be able to put down this summer!" Plus don't miss Elizabeth Acevedo's The Poet X and With the Fire on High!

The Poet X - WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019

The Poet X - WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publsiher: Egmont UK
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN 10: 1780318448
ISBN 13: 9781780318448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poet X - WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 Book Review:

THE WINNER OF THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 'I fell in love at slam poetry. This one will stay with you a long time.' - Angie Thomas, bestselling author of The Hate U Give 'This was the type of book where "I'll just do 50 pages" turned into finishing it in 2 reads. I felt very emotional, not just because the story and the words themselves were so beautiful but because I knew it was going to make so many teens who felt like no one cares about them or listens to them feel seen.' - Tomi Adeyemi, bestselling author of The Children of Blood and Bone “Crackles with energy and snaps with authenticity and voice.” —Justina Ireland, author of Dread Nation “An incredibly potent debut.” —Jason Reynolds, author of the National Book Award Finalist Ghost “Acevedo has amplified the voices of girls en el barrio who are equal parts goddess, saint, warrior, and hero.” —Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street THE POET X - a stunning New York Times bestseller with a powerful and unforgettable YA voice. Perfect for fans of Tomi Adeyemi's The Children of Blood and Bone, Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give and Sarah Crossan's One. Xiomara has always kept her words to herself. When it comes to standing her ground in her Harlem neighbourhood, she lets her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But X has secrets – her feelings for a boy in her bio class, and the notebook full of poems that she keeps under her bed. And a slam poetry club that will pull those secrets into the spotlight. Because in spite of a world that might not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to stay silent. A novel about finding your voice and standing up for what you believe in, no matter how hard it is to say. Brave, bold and beautifully written - dealing with issues of race, feminism and faith - this is perfect for fans of Orangeboy, Nicola Yoon's Everything Everything and Zoella Book Club choice Moxie. 'A story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart.' - Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speakand Chains 'Acevedo breathes words instead of air' - Lisa Heathfield, author of award-winning Paper Butterflies ‘Powerful, finely crafted verse . . . Readers will yearn to finish this verse novel in a single sitting, but its echoes will remain with them much longer’ Guardian ELIZABETH ACEVEDO was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. The Poet X is her debut novel and a National Book Award winner. With over twelve years of performance experience, Acevedo has been a featured performer on BET and Mun2, as well as delivered several TED Talks. She has performed internationally and her poetry has been featured in Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post and Teen Vogue. Acevedo is a National Slam Champion, Beltway Grand Slam Champion, and the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam representative for Washington, D.C, where she lives and works.

Woke

Woke
Author: Mahogany L. Browne,Elizabeth Acevedo,Olivia Gatwood
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 1250780594
ISBN 13: 9781250780591
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Woke Book Review:

"This collection of poems by women of color covers topics relating to social justice, activism, discrimination and empathy, focusing on the need to speak out and inspiring middle-graders." -Vogue Woke: A Young Poet's Guide to Justice is a collection of poems to inspire kids to stay woke and become a new generation of activists. Historically poets have been on the forefront of social movements. Woke is a collection of poems by women that reflects the joy and passion in the fight for social justice, tackling topics from discrimination to empathy, and acceptance to speaking out. With Theodore Taylor’s bright, emotional art, and writing from Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood, kids will be inspired to create their own art and poems to express how they see justice and injustice. With a foreword by best-selling author Jason Reynolds.

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publsiher: DC Comics
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 1779505272
ISBN 13: 9781779505279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed Book Review:

Princess Diana of Themyscira believes that her 16th birthday will be one of new beginnings-namely, acceptance into the warrior tribe of the Amazons. But her birthday celebrations are cut short when rafts carrying refugees break through the barrier that separates her island home from the outside world. When Diana defies the Amazons to try to bring the outsiders to safety, she finds herself swept away by the stormy sea. Cut off from everything she's ever known, Diana herself becomes a refugee in an unfamiliar land. Now Diana must survive in the world beyond Themyscira for the first time-a world that is filled with danger and injustice unlike anything she's ever experienced. With new battles to be fought and new friends to be made, she must redefine what it means to belong, to be an Amazon, and to make a difference. From New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak) and acclaimed artist Leila del Duca (Shutter), Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed is a story about growing into your strength, fighting for justice, and finding home.

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy
Author: Nova Jacobs
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-03-06
ISBN 10: 1501175149
ISBN 13: 9781501175145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Equation of Isaac Severy Book Review:

*Wall Street Journal’s “Mysteries: Best of 2018” *Book of the Month Club Selection *Edgar Award Nominee: Best First Novel by an American Author A “hugely entertaining” (Wall Street Journal) mystery starring “a Royal Tenenbaums-esque clan of geniuses” (Martha Stewart Living)—perfect for fans of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. In this “riveting…brilliant” (Booklist) debut, Hazel Severy, the owner of a struggling Seattle bookstore, receives a letter from her adoptive grandfather—mathematician Isaac Severy—days after he dies in a suspected suicide. In his puzzling letter, Isaac alludes to a secretive organization that is after his final bombshell equation, and he charges Hazel with safely delivering it to a trusted colleague. But first, she must find where the equation is hidden. While in Los Angeles for Isaac’s funeral, Hazel realizes she’s not the only one searching for his life’s work, and that the equation’s implications have potentially disastrous consequences for the extended Severy family, a group of dysfunctional geniuses unmoored by the sudden death of their patriarch. As agents of an enigmatic company shadow Isaac’s favorite son—a theoretical physicist—and a long-lost cousin mysteriously reappears in Los Angeles, the equation slips further from Hazel’s grasp. She must unravel a series of confounding clues hidden inside one of her favorite novels, drawing her ever closer to his mathematical treasure. But when her efforts fall short, she is forced to enlist the help of those with questionable motives. “A novel that is anything but clueless, filled with consideration and compassion” (The Washington Post), The Last Equation of Isaac Severy proves that, like Hazel, you don’t have to love math to fall under the Severy spell.

The Poet & The Angel

The Poet & The Angel
Author: Jennifer Chapin
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 9780228811732
ISBN 13: 0228811732
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poet & The Angel Book Review:

Revolutionary poet Federico Garcia Lorca was murdered by the Fascists in August of 1936. Like thousands of others lost in the Spanish Civil War, his body, consigned to an unmarked grave, was never found. The general who signed his death warrant justified his action by claiming that Lorca's words were more powerful than ten thousand guns. In his poetry, his plays and in his life, Lorca was very outspoken against the regime and its allies, the Catholic Church. He once wrote that "In Spain the dead are more alive than the dead in any other country of the world." In saying this, he immortalized himself. The quest to find him, to find his grave, and to understand the rich nuances of his words, continues to this day. In this novella set in contemporary Spain, Angelina, a girl of eight, finds Lorca's weeping spirit huddled beside a fountain in the heart of Granada. Because of his ignominious death, he is paralyzed and cannot leave the city where he was raised and ultimately executed. She befriends him, and in this elegy of love and redemption, Lorca finds his voice once more. In the time that he spends with Angelina, he also finds a friendship that heals them both.

For Every One

For Every One
Author: Jason Reynolds
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 1481486268
ISBN 13: 9781481486262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For Every One Book Review:

“A lyrical masterpiece.” —School Library Journal (starred review) 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 Times bestselling author and National Book Award finalist Jason Reynolds’s rallying cry to the dreamers of the world. For Every One is exactly that: for every one. For every one person. For every one who has a dream. But especially for every kid. The kids who dream of being better than they are. Kids who dream of doing more than they almost dare to imagine. Kids who are like Jason Reynolds, a self-professed dreamer. Jason does not claim to know how to make dreams come true; he has, in fact, been fighting on the front line of his own battle to make his own dreams a reality. He expected to make it when he was sixteen. Then eighteen. Then twenty-five. Now, some of those expectations have been realized. But others, the most important ones, lay ahead, and a lot of them involve kids, how to inspire them: All the kids who are scared to dream, or don’t know how to dream, or don’t dare to dream because they’ve NEVER seen a dream come true. Jason wants kids to know that dreams take time. They involve countless struggles. But no matter how many times a dreamer gets beat down, the drive and the passion and the hope never fully extinguishes—because simply having the dream is the start you need, or you won’t get anywhere anyway, and that is when you have to take a leap of faith. A pitch-perfect graduation, baby, or inspirational gift for anyone who needs to me reminded of their own abilities—to dream.

Paper Butterflies

Paper Butterflies
Author: Lisa Heathfield
Publsiher: Carolrhoda Lab (TM)
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 1541560426
ISBN 13: 9781541560420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Butterflies Book Review:

June's life at home with her stepmother and stepsister is a dark one--and a secret one. Not even her dad knows the truth, and she can't find the words to tell anyone else. She's trapped like a butterfly in a net. Then June meets Blister, a boy from a large, loving, chaotic family. In him, she finds a glimmer of hope that perhaps she can find a way to fly far, far away. Because she deserves her freedom. Doesn't she?

The Poet's Work

The Poet's Work
Author: Leonard Nathan,Arthur Quinn
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780674689701
ISBN 13: 0674689704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poet's Work Book Review:

Born eighty years ago in Lithuania, Czeslaw Milosz has been acclaimed "one of the greatest poets of our time, perhaps the greatest" (Joseph Brodsky). This self-described "connoisseur of heavens and abysses" has produced a corpus of poems, essays, memoirs, and fiction of such depth and range that the reader's imagination is moved far beyond ordinary limits of consciousness. In The Poet's Work Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn follow Milosz's wanderings in exile from Poland to Paris to Berkeley as they chart the singular development of his art. Relating his life and his works to the unfolding of his thought, they have crafted a lucid reading of Milosz that far surpasses anything yet written on this often enigmatic poet. The Poet's Work is not only a solid introduction to Milosz; it is also a unique record of the poet's own interpretations of his work. As colleagues of Milosz at Berkeley, Nathan and Quinn had long, detailed discussions with the poet. It is this spirit of collaboration that brings a sense of immediacy and authority to their seamless study. Nathan and Quinn reveal as never before why Milosz is a true visionary, a poet of ideas in history. And they show how the influence of Blake, Simone Weil, Dostoevsky, Lev Shestov, and Swedenborg, together with Henry Miller, Allen Ginsberg, and Robinson Jeffers, has enriched his vision. Milosz's lifelong experience of totalitarian regimes that exalt science and technology over individual needs and aspirations, his acute sense of alienation as an migr , and his humanistic zeal and belief in the primacy of living have brought a prismatic quality to his poetry. At seventy, Milosz spoke of himself as an "ecstatic pessimist." In their sensitive mapping of his art, Nathan and Quinn skillfully demonstrate that Milosz's global influence has been achieved by the ever-shifting balance he strikes between ecstasy and pessimism. Irony and humor are never far from this book, which not only communicates Milosz's polyphonic message but also evokes his uniquely humane sensibility. The Poet's Work is an illuminating introduction to Milosz that will inform and engage scholars and general readers for years to come.

Bite in 1

Bite in 1
Author: Cecil Gray
Publsiher: Nelson Thornes
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-11
ISBN 10: 9780175663866
ISBN 13: 0175663866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bite in 1 Book Review:

Bite In is a three book graded course for teaching students to understand and enjoy poetry at Secondary school level. This third edition offers a carefully graded selection of poems to cater for all abilities.

Where to Begin

Where to Begin
Author: Cleo Wade
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 1982138807
ISBN 13: 9781982138806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Where to Begin Book Review:

“Author and poet Cleo Wade will make your day with her inspiring and uplifting outlook on life” (People) and she returns with another moving collection of poems, mantras, and illustrations encouraging you to remain hopeful and harness your inner power and create change through self-care and social justice. If you are ready to be a part of building a society rooted in love, acceptance, justice, and equality, Where to Begin is the ultimate inspirational guide. Building on the wisdom of Cleo Wade’s national bestseller Heart Talk, this heartfelt collection will help you stay connected to hope during difficult moments and remind you that no matter what, you still have the power to show up and effect positive change. Remember, your big life is made up of a collection of all of your small moments. Our big world is a made up of a collection of all of our small actions. This book is about where to begin.

Introducing George The Poet

Introducing George The Poet
Author: George the Poet
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2015-02-19
ISBN 10: 0753551160
ISBN 13: 9780753551165
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introducing George The Poet Book Review:

‘The title is Search Party – the idea being that we’re all out here looking for something, and my poems are my way of finding myself.’ A young black poet blending spoken word and rap; an inner city upbringing with a Cambridge education; a social consciousness with a satirical wit and infectious rhythm – George The Poet is the voice of a new generation. Search Party is a thought-provoking and deeply autobiographical collection. From the overtly political ‘Go Home’ to the deeply personal ‘Full-time’; the narrative poems that offer vivid and unapologetic snapshots of inner-city life, such as ‘His Mistakes’, ‘Believer’ and the anthemic ‘My City’; to the provocative social commentary in ‘Lazy Dog’ and ‘YOLO’; to the inspiring, idea-driven pieces such as ‘The Power of Collaboration’ and ‘School Blues’, George takes poetry into new territories and to new audiences, offering a different way to talk about the things that matter, to explore his own experience and ideas, and encourage others explore theirs. George The Poet’s mesmerising and unforgettable live performances have earned him critical acclaim. From sell-out headline gigs and YouTube hits, to recording his own music, and now his first collection of poetry, George uses his work to speak truth to power and challenge our preconceived ideas about the society we’re living in. Whether you’re searching for yourself, for answers, for change – join the search party.

Nice Try, Jane Sinner

Nice Try, Jane Sinner
Author: Lianne Oelke
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 0544867858
ISBN 13: 9780544867857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nice Try, Jane Sinner Book Review:

"Jane Sinner, a 17-year-old dropout, sets out to redefine herself through a series of schemes and stunts, including participating in a low-budget reality TV show at her local community college"--

To Be the Poet

To Be the Poet
Author: Maxine Hong Kingston
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 0674039637
ISBN 13: 9780674039636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Be the Poet Book Review:

I have almost finished my longbook, Maxine Hong Kingston declares. "Let my life as Poet begin...I won't be a workhorse anymore; I'll be a skylark." To Be the Poet is Kingston's manifesto, the avowal and declaration of a writer who has devoted a good part of her sixty years to writing prose, and who, over the course of this spirited and inspiring book, works out what the rest of her life will be, in poetry.

Victims of the Book

Victims of the Book
Author: Francois Proulx
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2019-11-04
ISBN 10: 1487532180
ISBN 13: 9781487532185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victims of the Book Book Review:

Victims of the Book uncovers a long-neglected but once widespread subgenre: the fin-de-siècle novel of formation in France. Novels about and geared toward adolescent male readers were imbued with a deep worry over young Frenchmen’s masculinity, as evidenced by titles like Crise de jeunesse (Youth in Crisis, 1897), La Crise virile (Crisis of Virility, 1898), La Vie stérile (A Sterile Life, 1892), and La Mortelle Impuissance (Deadly Impotence, 1903). In this book, François Proulx examines a wide panorama of these novels, many of which have rarely been studied, as well as polemical essays, pedagogical articles, and medical treatises on the perceived threats posed by young Frenchmen’s reading habits. Against this cultural backdrop, he illuminates all that was at stake in representations of the male reader by prominent novelists of the period, including Jules Vallès, Paul Bourget, Maurice Barrès, André Gide, and Marcel Proust. In the final decades of the nineteenth century, social commentators insistently characterized excessive reading as an emasculating illness that afflicted French youth. Fin-de-siècle writers responded to this pathologization of reading with a profusion of novels addressed to young male readers, paradoxically proposing their own novels as potential cures. In the early twentieth century, this corpus was critically revisited by a new generation of writers. Victims of the Book shows how Gide and Proust in particular reworked the fin-de-siècle paradox to subvert cultural norms about literature and masculinity, proposing instead a queer pact between writer and reader.