The Poet X (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Xiomara Batista has a lot to say, but her religious Dominican mami does not want to hear it. Acevedo gives her character true voice in this sharp debut.

— Sarah

Summer 2020 Reading Group Indie Next List


“This book is a great coming-of-age story for any teenage girl. A collection of poems make it a quick and thoughtful read. Xiomara is a Dominican girl living in the city, getting used to her changing body and attention from her lab partner, and wrestling with ideas of right and wrong. Her ideas of right and wrong are completely different from her highly religious mother’s. Her poems are her freedom, but how can you be free when home makes you feel trapped?”
— Lulu Roush, Waucoma Bookstore, Hood River, OR

Product Details
ISBN: 9781432864583
ISBN-10: 1432864580
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: May 29th, 2019
Pages: 380
Language: English