The Poet X ****Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019****
- Publisher: Electric Monkey
- Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
- ISBN: 9781405291460
- Laburnum Code: 10422
- Book Type: Paperback
- Number of Pages: 368
- Accelerated Reader Level: 5.2
- Points Value: 5.0
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.