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The Poet X

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Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. She lets her fists and her fierceness do her 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. Upon joining her schools slam poetry club, she finds her voice and secrets come to light. National Book Award winner for Young Peoples Literature. Teen and young adult readers. Written by Elizabeth Acevedo. Hardcover, 368 pages.