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

The Poet X

The Poet X
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 9781536453867
ISBN 13: 1536453862
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poet X Book Review:

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.

The Poet X

The Poet X
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publsiher: HarperTeen
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 9780062662811
ISBN 13: 0062662813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poet X Book Review:

A National Book Award Longlist title! 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.

Dread Nation

Dread Nation
Author: Justina Ireland
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 0062570625
ISBN 13: 9780062570628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dread Nation Book Review:

At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet. Jane McKeene was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few, and laws like the Native and Negro Education Act require certain children attend combat schools to learn to put down the dead. But there are also opportunities—and Jane is studying to become an Attendant, trained in both weaponry and etiquette to protect the well-to-do. It's a chance for a better life for Negro girls like Jane. After all, not even being the daughter of a wealthy white Southern woman could save her from society’s expectations. But that’s not a life Jane wants. Almost finished with her education at Miss Preston's School of Combat in Baltimore, Jane is set on returning to her Kentucky home and doesn’t pay much mind to the politics of the eastern cities, with their talk of returning America to the glory of its days before the dead rose. But when families around Baltimore County begin to go missing, Jane is caught in the middle of a conspiracy, one that finds her in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies. And the restless dead, it would seem, are the least of her problems.

Who s That Earl

Who s That Earl
Author: Susanna Craig
Publsiher: Lyrical Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN 10: 1516110579
ISBN 13: 9781516110575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who s That Earl Book Review:

“Evocative writing, a delightful Scottish setting, and fully realized characters made this a joy to read. This spy hero and writer heroine touched my heart.” —New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries From rising star Susanna Craig comes a fresh new series filled with high-stakes intrigue and thrilling historical romance that is perfect for readers looking for a fun new twist on their favorite love stories… “Marvelous…Craig delights with a fast-paced, intrigue-filled plot and expertly developed characters. Regency fans will eagerly anticipate future installments.” —Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW Will scandalous secrets stand in the way of a second chance at love? Miss Jane Quayle excels at invention. How else could the sheltered daughter of an English gentleman create lurid gothic novels so infamous someone wants their author silenced forever? Fortunately, Jane has taken steps to protect herself, first by assuming a pen name, and second, by taking up residence at remote Dunnock Castle, surrounded by rugged scenery that might have been ripped from the pages of one of her books. Her true identity remains a secret, until one dark and stormy night . . . After years of spying for the British army, Thomas Sutherland doubts the Highlands will ever feel like home again. Nevertheless, thanks to a quirk of Scottish inheritance law, he’s now the Earl of Magnus, complete with a crumbling castle currently inhabited by a notorious novelist. When the writer turns out to be the woman Thomas once wooed, suspicions rise even as mutual sparks reignite. As danger closes in, can Jane and Thomas overcome their pasts to forge a future together? Praise for Susanna Craig: “Will leave you breathless, and eagerly wanting more.” —New York Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston “Susanna Craig kicks off her Love and Let Spy series with a story that has it all—captivating characters, sensual romance that scorches the page, and intrigue that kept me up reading all night. Historical romance readers will find plenty to love in Who's That Earl.” —USA Today bestselling author Christy Carlyle “Susanna Craig creates a delightful story full of wit and intrigue.” —USA Today bestselling author Ella Quinn "With Who's That Earl, Susanna Craig is off to a great start in her new Love and Let Spy series. The settings and characters come alive, the romance is full of spark, and the prose is as smooth as the best Scotch whisky." —Sherry Thomas, author of the Lady Sherlock series “With gorgeous, contemplative phrasing, absorbing characters and a clever and unpredictable story line, The Duke’s Suspicion is a remarkable must-read.” —Kathy Altman, USA Today

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

The Poet
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publsiher: Entangled: Amara
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-03-09
ISBN 10: 1682815188
ISBN 13: 9781682815182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poet Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones delivers a gripping new thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. A detective with a dark secret... Samantha Jazz used to be one of the top profilers in the Austin PD, living for the chase of hunting down a killer and bringing him to justice. That is, until one bad case nearly destroyed her. A killer with a hidden agenda... There’s a new kind of serial killer on the loose––and people are turning up dead. The only clues to their murders lie in the riddles the killer leaves behind. A mystery with more questions than answers, and a suspicion that he’s taunting Samantha. A dead body wrapped in a riddle... Samantha will have to use all her wits to solve each new puzzle before the killer can strike again. But the closer she gets to the killer, the more she draws him to her as well. And in this thrilling game of cat and mouse––only one of them will survive.

With the Fire on High

With the Fire on High
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publsiher: Hardie Grant Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-06-01
ISBN 10: 1743586329
ISBN 13: 9781743586327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

With the Fire on High Book Review:

From New York Times bestselling author of POET X comes a story of a girl with talent, pride and a little bit of magic that keeps her fire burning bright. Ever since she got pregnant during 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. There, she lets her hands tell her what to cook, listening to her intuition and adding a little something magical every time, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Even though she’s always dreamed of working in a kitchen after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. But then an opportunity presents itself to not only enrol in a culinary arts class in her high school, but also to travel abroad to Spain for an immersion program. Emoni knows that her decisions post high school have to be practical ones, but despite the rules she’s made for her life — and everyone else’s rules that she refuses to play by — once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.

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:

A Thousand Mornings

A Thousand Mornings
Author: Mary Oliver
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2012-10-11
ISBN 10: 1101595973
ISBN 13: 9781101595978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Thousand Mornings Book Review:

The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from celebrated poet Mary Oliver In A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her treasured dog Percy, Oliver is open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments and explores with startling clarity, humor, and kindness the mysteries of our daily experience.

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.

The Poet Speaks

The Poet Speaks
Author: Rohan Anderson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2021-05-03
ISBN 10: 9781662813078
ISBN 13: 1662813074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poet Speaks Book Review:

Lovers of literature in general, and poetry specifically, will love this brilliant product of Rohan Anderson. This book contains over a hundred and sixty poems, covering a wide cadre of subjects from history to romance and religion, to name a few.Browsing through "The Poet Speaks...", one is transported from pinnacles of ecstasy, to plains of quiet contemplation. Rohan Anderson's excellent command of the English language enables him to lavish his readers with figures of speech giving life to inanimate things, and allowing for more than a glimpse into some of the poet's own experiences."The Poet Speaks," for those who wish to, but cannot find the right words. Come, travel with this poet, from the distant past to life in this twenty-first century. You will be inspired, entertained and educated as you journey through this first published anthology by Rohan Anderson.Ivy M. HarveyAuthor/Publisher"My Catalogue of Answered Prayers"Counsellor: Emmanuel Apostolic Church-- Portmore, Jamaica Rohan Anderson was born in the year 1965, in Jamaica, and attended the Bethesda All-age School, but was forced to drop out of school at the beginning of his adolescent years. Despite his misfortune, he emerged as a poet, songwriter, playwright, and was in 1995 nominated for Poet Of The Year, by The International Society Of Poets.( He was awarded an international merit for the poem "If Tomorrow Should Ever Come".) The Poet Speaks: We Travel This Way is his debut poetry collection and was first published on amazon.

Book of Rhymes

Book of Rhymes
Author: Adam Bradley
Publsiher: Civitas Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 0465094414
ISBN 13: 9780465094417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book of Rhymes Book Review:

If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop's revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC's wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.

Me and White Supremacy

Me and White Supremacy
Author: Layla F. Saad
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 1728209811
ISBN 13: 9781728209814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Me and White Supremacy Book Review:

The New York Times and USA Today bestseller! This eye-opening book challenges you to do the essential work of unpacking your biases, and helps white people take action and dismantle the privilege within themselves so that you can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too. "Layla Saad is one of the most important and valuable teachers we have right now on the subject of white supremacy and racial injustice."—New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert Based on the viral Instagram challenge that captivated participants worldwide, Me and White Supremacy takes readers on a 28-day journey, complete with journal prompts, to do the necessary and vital work that can ultimately lead to improving race relations. Updated and expanded from the original workbook (downloaded by nearly 100,000 people), this critical text helps you take the work deeper by adding more historical and cultural contexts, sharing moving stories and anecdotes, and including expanded definitions, examples, and further resources, giving you the language to understand racism, and to dismantle your own biases, whether you are using the book on your own, with a book club, or looking to start family activism in your own home. This book will walk you step-by-step through the work of examining: Examining your own white privilege What allyship really means Anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural appropriation Changing the way that you view and respond to race How to continue the work to create social change Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change. For readers of White Fragility, White Rage, So You Want To Talk About Race, The New Jim Crow, How to Be an Anti-Racist and more who are ready to closely examine their own beliefs and biases and do the work it will take to create social change. "Layla Saad moves her readers from their heads into their hearts, and ultimately, into their practice. We won't end white supremacy through an intellectual understanding alone; we must put that understanding into action."—Robin DiAngelo, author of New York Times bestseller White Fragility

The Life You Can Save

The Life You Can Save
Author: Peter Singer
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-03-03
ISBN 10: 1588367797
ISBN 13: 9781588367792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life You Can Save Book Review:

For the first time in history, eradicating world poverty is within our reach. Yet around the world, a billion people struggle to live each day on less than many of us pay for bottled water. In The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer uses ethical arguments, illuminating examples, and case studies of charitable giving to show that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but morally indefensible. The Life You Can Save teaches us to be a part of the solution, helping others as we help ourselves.

Shahnameh

Shahnameh
Author: Abolqasem Ferdowsi
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 1040
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 1101993235
ISBN 13: 9781101993231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shahnameh Book Review:

The definitive translation by Dick Davis of the great national epic of Iran—now newly revised and expanded to be the most complete English-language edition A Penguin Classic Dick Davis—“our pre-eminent translator from the Persian” (The Washington Post)—has revised and expanded his acclaimed translation of Ferdowsi’s masterpiece, adding more than 100 pages of newly translated text. Davis’s elegant combination of prose and verse allows the poetry of the Shahnameh to sing its own tales directly, interspersed sparingly with clearly marked explanations to ease along modern readers. Originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan in the tenth century, the Shahnameh is among the greatest works of world literature. This prodigious narrative tells the story of pre-Islamic Persia, from the mythical creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through the seventh-century Arab conquest. The stories of the Shahnameh are deeply embedded in Persian culture and beyond, as attested by their appearance in such works as The Kite Runner and the love poems of Rumi and Hafez. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk
Author: Dan Taulapapa McMullin
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2013-09-26
ISBN 10: 0816530521
ISBN 13: 9780816530526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coconut Milk Book Review:

Coconut Milk is the first book-length collection of poems by contemporary queer Samoan writer and painter Dan Taulapapa McMullin. His poems humorously attack cultural appropriation, gender, and the hypocrisies of Western influence in Oceania today. Pulling at the stereotype of a beautiful Polynesia available for the taking, his poems challenge and carve out new avenues of meaning for Pacific Islanders.

Sufi Love Poetry

Sufi Love Poetry
Author: Parviz N. Rasti
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2011-11
ISBN 10: 9780984735877
ISBN 13: 0984735879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sufi Love Poetry Book Review:

In this collection there are one poem by Master Dr. Javad Nurbakhsh, 17 by Hafez, 16 by Rumi, 5 by Shah Ni'matullah and 4 by Sa'di'. I died a hundred times before I learned that when your aroma comes, I live again. Rumi

The Tradition

The Tradition
Author: Jericho Brown
Publsiher: Copper Canyon Press
Total Pages: 77
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN 10: 1619321955
ISBN 13: 9781619321953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tradition Book Review:

WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR POETRY Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award "100 Notable Books of the Year," The New York Times Book Review "By some literary magic—no, it's precision, and honesty—Brown manages to bestow upon even the most public of subjects the most intimate and personal stakes."—Craig Morgan Teicher, “'I Reject Walls': A 2019 Poetry Preview” for NPR “A relentless dismantling of identity, a difficult jewel of a poem.“—Rita Dove, in her introduction to Jericho Brown’s “Dark” (featured in the New York Times Magazine in January 2019) “Winner of a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Brown's hard-won lyricism finds fire (and idyll) in the intersection of politics and love for queer Black men.”—O, The Oprah Magazine Named a Lit Hub “Most Anticipated Book of 2019” One of Buzzfeed’s “66 Books Coming in 2019 You’ll Want to Keep Your Eyes On” The Rumpus poetry pick for “What to Read When 2019 is Just Around the Corner” One of BookRiot’s “50 Must-Read Poetry Collections of 2019” Jericho Brown’s daring new book The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown’s poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Brown makes mythical pastorals to question the terrors to which we’ve become accustomed, and to celebrate how we survive. Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by Brown’s mastery, and his invention of the duplex—a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues—is testament to his formal skill. The Tradition is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while reveling in a celebration of contradiction.