The Poet X

The Poet X
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
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 This young adult novel, a selection of the Schomburg Center's Black Liberation Reading List, is an excellent choice for accelerated tween readers in grades 6 to 8. Plus don't miss Elizabeth Acevedo's With the Fire on High and Clap When You Land!

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: Thorndike Press Large Print
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781432864583
ISBN 13: 1432864580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poet X Book Review:

"Thorndike Pressa Large Print The Literacy Bridge."

How Long til Black Future Month

How Long  til Black Future Month
Author: N. K. Jemisin
Publsiher: Orbit
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN 10: 0316491357
ISBN 13: 9780316491358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Long til Black Future Month Book Review:

Three-time Hugo Award winner and NYT bestselling author N. K. Jemisin challenges and delights readers with thought-provoking narratives of destruction, rebirth, and redemption that sharply examine modern society in her first collection of short fiction, which includes never-before-seen stories. "Marvelous and wide-ranging." -- Los Angeles Times"Gorgeous" -- NPR Books"Breathtakingly imaginative and narratively bold." -- Entertainment Weekly Spirits haunt the flooded streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In a parallel universe, a utopian society watches our world, trying to learn from our mistakes. A black mother in the Jim Crow South must save her daughter from a fey offering impossible promises. And in the Hugo award-nominated short story "The City Born Great," a young street kid fights to give birth to an old metropolis's soul.

Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths

Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publsiher: Vinyl Poetry 45's
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-10-15
ISBN 10: 9781936919451
ISBN 13: 1936919451
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

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!

When s My Birthday

When s My Birthday
Author: Julie Fogliano
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 1250185866
ISBN 13: 9781250185860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When s My Birthday Book Review:

In this enthusiastic celebration of all things BIRTHDAY, acclaimed author Julie Fogliano and award-winning illustrator Christian Robinson bring you the perfect birthday book! Join our excited narrator as she lists all the things that will make her birthday the BEST birthday. when’s my birthday? where’s my birthday? how many days until my birthday? i’d like a pony for my birthday and a necklace for my birthday. i’d like a chicken for my birthday. i’d like a ball to bounce and bounce. i’d like a big cake on my birthday with lots of chocolate on my birthday and lots of candles on my birthday 1,2,3,4,5, and 6! 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Picture Book Honor Award When's My Birthday? is a School Library Journal Best Book of 2017, a Horn Book Fanfare Best Book of 2017, a Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2017, an NPR Best Book of 2017, a Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2017, and a 2018 ALSC Notable Children's Book.

Bronx Masquerade

Bronx Masquerade
Author: Nikki Grimes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2003-12-29
ISBN 10: 1440672814
ISBN 13: 9781440672811
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bronx Masquerade Book Review:

When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high school English class, some of his classmates clamor to read their poems aloud too. Soon they're having weekly poetry sessions and, one by one, the eighteen students are opening up and taking on the risky challenge of self-revelation. There's Lupe Alvarin, desperate to have a baby so she will feel loved. Raynard Patterson, hiding a secret behind his silence. Porscha Johnson, needing an outlet for her anger after her mother OD's. Through the poetry they share and narratives in which they reveal their most intimate thoughts about themselves and one another, their words and lives show what lies beneath the skin, behind the eyes, beyond the masquerade.

The Poet X

The Poet X
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9783060362387
ISBN 13: 3060362386
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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You matter

You matter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: SGM Lifewords
Total Pages: 16
Release: 2016-08-10
ISBN 10: 0721309372
ISBN 13: 9780721309378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You matter Book Review:

The message "You matter to God" is presented using the parable of the Prodigal Son. Cartoon. Age range: Children, Youth, Adults Usage: Evangelistic

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.

Sadie

Sadie
Author: Courtney Summers
Publsiher: Wednesday Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 1250105722
ISBN 13: 9781250105721
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sadie Book Review:

Look for Courtney Summer's groundbreaking new thriller, I'm the Girl, September 13th 2022 "Sadie: a novel for readers of any age, and a character as indelible as a scar. Flat-out dazzling." —A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window A New York Times bestseller! An Edgar Award Winner! Appearing on over 30 Best Book of 2018 lists including The Boston Globe, Bustle, Buzzfeed, Globe and Mail, Good Morning America, NPR, Publishers Weekly, and more! A YALSA Top 10 Quick Pick 4 Starred Reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Booklist, Publishers Weekly! "Sadie: a novel for readers of any age, and a character as indelible as a scar. Flat-out dazzling." —A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window "Sadie is an electrifying, high-stakes road trip. Clear your schedule. You're not going anywhere until you've reached the end." —Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of There's Someone Inside Your House and Anna and the French Kiss "A haunting, gut-wrenching, and relentlessly compelling read." —Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Carve the Mark and the Divergent series A missing girl on a journey of revenge. A Serial—like podcast following the clues she's left behind. And an ending you won't be able to stop talking about. “Today, WNRK is launching the first episode of our new serialized podcast, The Girls, created and hosted by West McCray.” When popular radio personality West McCray receives a desperate phone call from a stranger imploring him to find nineteen-year-old runaway Sadie Hunter, he’s not convinced there’s a story there; girls go missing all the time. But when it’s revealed that Sadie fled home after the brutal murder of her little sister, Mattie, West travels to the small town of Cold Creek, Colorado, to uncover what happened. Sadie has no idea that her journey to avenge her sister will soon become the subject of a blockbuster podcast. Armed with a switchblade, Sadie follows meager clues hoping they’ll lead to the man who took Mattie’s life, because she’s determined to make him pay with his own. But as West traces her path to the darkest, most dangerous corners of big cities and small towns, a deeply unsettling mystery begins to unfold—one that’s bigger than them both. Can he find Sadie before it’s too late? Alternating between Sadie’s unflinching voice as she hunts the killer and the podcast transcripts tracking the clues she’s left behind, Sadie is a breathless thriller about the lengths we go to protect the ones we love and the high price we pay when we can’t. It will haunt you long after you reach the final page.

Hey Black Child

Hey Black Child
Author: Useni Eugene Perkins
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN 10: 0316360325
ISBN 13: 9780316360326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hey Black Child Book Review:

Six-time Coretta Scott King Award winner and four-time Caldecott Honor recipient Bryan Collier brings this classic, inspirational poem to life, written by poet Useni Eugene Perkins. Hey black child, Do you know who you are? Who really are? Do you know you can be What you want to be If you try to be What you can be? This lyrical, empowering poem celebrates black children and seeks to inspire all young people to dream big and achieve their goals.

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?

Inheritance

Inheritance
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2022-05-03
ISBN 10: 0062931954
ISBN 13: 9780062931955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inheritance Book Review:

They tell me to “fix” my hair. And by fix, they mean straighten, they mean whiten; but how do you fix this shipwrecked history of hair? In her most famous spoken-word poem, author of the Pura Belpré-winning novel-in-verse The Poet X Elizabeth Acevedo embraces all the complexities of Black hair and Afro-Latinidad—the history, pain, pride, and powerful love of that inheritance. Paired with full-color illustrations by artist Andrea Pippins in a format that will appeal to fans of Mahogany L. Browne’s Black Girl Magic or Jason Reynolds’s For Everyone, this poem can now be read in a vibrant package, making it the ideal gift, treasure, or inspiration for readers of any age.

The Secret

The Secret
Author: Sean Kelly & Ted Mann & Byron Preiss
Publsiher: ibooks
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 1596874015
ISBN 13: 9781596874015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Book Review:

The tale begins over three-hundred years ago, when the Fair People—the goblins, fairies, dragons, and other fabled and fantastic creatures of a dozen lands—fled the Old World for the New, seeking haven from the ways of Man. With them came their precious jewels: diamonds, rubies, emeralds, pearls... But then the Fair People vanished, taking with them their twelve fabulous treasures. And they remained hidden until now... Across North America, these twelve treasures, over ten-thousand dollars in precious jewels in 1982 dollars, are buried. The key to finding each can be found within the twelve full-color paintings and verses of THE SECRET. Are you smart enough? THE SECRET: A TREASURE HUNT was published in 1982. The year before publication, the author and publisher Byron Preiss had traveled to 12 locations in the continental U.S. (and possibly Canada) to secretly bury a dozen ceramic casques. Each casque contained a small key that could be redeemed for one of 12 jewels Preiss kept in a safe deposit box in New York. The key to finding the casques was to match one of 12 paintings to one of 12 poetic verses, solve the resulting riddle, and start digging. Since 1982, only two of the 12 casques have been recovered. The first was located in Grant Park, Chicago, in 1984 by a group of students. The second was unearthed in 2004 in Cleveland by two members of the Quest4Treasure forum.

The Shell House

The Shell House
Author: Linda Newbery
Publsiher: Laurel Leaf
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307434001
ISBN 13: 9780307434005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shell House Book Review:

Greg’s casual interest in the history of a ruined mansion becomes more personal as he slowly discovers the tragic events that overwhelmed its last inhabitants. Set against a background of the modern day and the First World War, Greg’s contemporary beliefs become intertwined with those of Edmund, a foot soldier whose confusion about his sexuality and identity mirrors Greg’s own feelings of insecurity. This is a complex and thought-provoking book, written with elegance and subtlety. It will change the way you think.

Poems of Nature

Poems of Nature
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publsiher: Good Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: EAN:4057664158260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poems of Nature Book Review:

Poems of Nature is a poetry collection by Henry David Thoreau. Contents: Nature, Inspiration, Sic Vita, Sympathy, Friendship, River Song and many more.

The Stationery Shop

The Stationery Shop
Author: Marjan Kamali
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN 10: 1982107502
ISBN 13: 9781982107505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stationery Shop Book Review:

ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 From the award-winning author of Together Tea—a debut novel hailed as “compassionate, funny, and wise” by Jill Davis, bestselling author of Girls’ Poker Night—comes a powerful love story exploring loss, reconciliation, and the quirks of fate. Roya is a dreamy, idealistic teenager living in 1953 Tehran who, amidst the political upheaval of the time, finds a literary oasis in kindly Mr. Fakhri’s neighborhood book and stationery shop. She always feels safe in his dusty store, overflowing with fountain pens, shiny ink bottles, and thick pads of soft writing paper. When Mr. Fakhri, with a keen instinct for a budding romance, introduces Roya to his other favorite customer—handsome Bahman, who has a burning passion for justice and a love for Rumi’s poetry—she loses her heart at once. And, as their romance blossoms, the modest little stationery shop remains their favorite place in all of Tehran. A few short months later, on the eve of their marriage, Roya agrees to meet Bahman at the town square, but suddenly, violence erupts—a result of the coup d’etat that forever changes their country’s future. In the chaos, Bahman never shows. For weeks, Roya tries desperately to contact him, but her efforts are fruitless. With a sorrowful heart, she resigns herself to never seeing him again. Until, more than sixty years later, an accident of fate leads her back to Bahman and offers her a chance to ask him the questions that have haunted her for more than half a century: Why did he leave? Where did he go? How was he able to forget her? The Stationery Shop is a beautiful and timely exploration of devastating loss, unbreakable family bonds, and the overwhelming power of love.