The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Xiomara talks less and uses her fists more. She too has secrets like others that the world may not want to hear, but she finds her voice and stands up for herself. The novel is written in slam poetry style

This is a debut novel of the author and she is the first woman of colour to win the prestigious Carnegie Award in 2019. Elizabeth is an accomplished performer, and has had her poems published in popular magazines while giving several TED talks.

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