The Poet X by
Call Number: FICTION Acevedo
(Dominican American) Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award! 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. In the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.