Review: The Poet X, by Elizabeth Acevedo

How do you express your true self in a world that says everything about you is wrong? This engaging, coming of age novel tells the story of a young poet pulled between her own desires and the expectations of others, and discovering the power of poetry to set her free.

Review: Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes

“Dad is the the dreamer and Mom is a maker. I’ve been thinking, maybe I can be both.” Words with Wings by Nikki Grimes is a contemporary novel and verse with a gentle, imaginative young protagonist- Gabrielle( named after the angel Gabriel because,” he was so fierce people fainted at the very sight of him”). …