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  • 5 of 6 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System.
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Bethlehem Coolidge Branch YA (Text) 33062009328981 YA Fiction Available -
Bethlehem Main Library YA (Text) 33062009007692 YA Fiction Available -
Allentown Public Library YA ACEVEDO, ELIZABETH (Text) 34455006417287 YA Fiction Available -
Allentown Public Library YA ACEVEDO, ELIZABETH (Text) 34455006692178 Storage Available -
Easton Main Library ACEVEDO (Text) 31901004337657 YA Fiction Available -
Easton Palmer Branch ACEVEDO (Text) 31901004222073 YA Fiction Checked Out 07/06/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062662804
  • ISBN: 0062662805
  • ISBN: 9780062662811
  • ISBN: 0062662813
  • Physical Description: 361 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

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Summary, etc.:
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 her frustration 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. 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. When she is invited to join her school's slam poetry club, she knows that she could never get around Mami's rules to attend, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she can't stop thinking about performing her poems. Because in spite of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.
Target Audience Note:
HL800L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 5.2 5 5 195165
Awards Note:
National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2018
Printz Award, 2018
Pura Belpre Award, 2018
Subject: Poets > Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Novels in verse.
Young adult fiction.
Accelerated reader > Juvenile literature.

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