Teens, join us on Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 PM to discuss The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.
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—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about.
With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.
Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.
Enjoy snacks, create your own poems, and enter our Poetry Contest.
Teens (ages 13-19) interested in Book Club MUST have their parent or legal guardian complete and return a permission form.
This permission form MUST be on file at the Library before attending a meeting or checking our the month's title.
Permission forms are available for download here, or stop by the Library to pick up a copy.
For more information regarding Teen Book Club, please contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740.446.7323 x 228.
This program is free and open to those ages 13-19.