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The Poet X

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpre 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

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"A story that will slam the power of poetry and look back into your heart." - Laurie Halse Anderson


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May 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Poet X (Thorndike Press Large Print Literacy Bridge)
Author(s): Elizabeth Acevedo
ISBN: 1-4328-6458-0 / 978-1-4328-6458-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Poet X
Author(s): Elizabeth Acevedo
ISBN: 0-06-266280-5 / 978-0-06-266280-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTeen
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April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Poet X
Author(s): Elizabeth Acevedo
ISBN: 0-06-266281-3 / 978-0-06-266281-1 (USA edition)
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Poet X - WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019
Author(s): Elizabeth Acevedo
ISBN: 1-4052-9146-X / 978-1-4052-9146-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Electric Monkey
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March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Poet X
Author(s): Elizabeth Acevedo
ISBN: 1-5385-0023-X / 978-1-5385-0023-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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March 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Poet X Lib/E
Author(s): Elizabeth Acevedo
ISBN: 1-5385-0021-3 / 978-1-5385-0021-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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March 2018 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Poet X
Author(s): Elizabeth Acevedo
ISBN: 1-5385-0022-1 / 978-1-5385-0022-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Poet X
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Poet X
Author(s): Elizabeth Acevedo
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Title: The Poet X
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Kindle Editions

March 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Poet X - WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019
Author(s): Elizabeth Acevedo
Publisher: Electric Monkey
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March 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Poet X
Author(s): Elizabeth Acevedo
Publisher: HarperTeen
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