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The poet X : a novel, by Elizabeth Acevedo

Label
The poet X : a novel
Title
The poet X
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Elizabeth Acevedo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Novel-in-verse by an award-winning slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo, about Afro-Latina Xiomara Batista who turns to journalling poetry
  • 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 her frustration 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. 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. When she is invited to join her school's slam poetry club, she knows that she could never get around Mami's rules to attend, much less speak her words out loud. But still, she can't stop thinking about performing her poems. Because in spite of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent. -- From book jacket
Awards note
  • ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019
  • Amelia Bloomer Top Ten, 2019
  • Américas Award, 2019
  • Boston Globe-Horn Book Fiction and Poetry Award, 2018
  • Chicago Public Library Best Teen Fiction, 2018
  • CILIP Carnegie Medal Nominee, 2019
  • CSMCL Best Books, 2018
  • Horn Book Fanfare List, 2018
  • Kirkus Prize Finalist for Young Readers' Literature, 2018
  • Lambda Literary Award Nominee for LGBTQ Children's/Young Adult, 2019
  • Lincoln Award: Illinois Teen Readers' Choice Nominee, 2020
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature Winner, 2018
  • Michael L. Printz Award, 2019
  • National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature, 2018
  • New York Public Library Best Books for Teens, 2018
  • New York Public Library Best Books for Teens: Top Ten, 2018
  • New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books: Young Adult, 2018
  • NPR Best Books, 2018
  • Publisher's Weekly Best Young Adult Book, 2018
  • Pura Belpré Author Award, 2019
  • School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
  • Walter Award, Teen Category, 2019
  • Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Older Fiction Shortlist, 2019
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2019
  • YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2019
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Acevedo, Elizabeth
Dewey number
  • 813/.6
  • [Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL800L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • UG
  • UG
LC call number
  • PS3601.C475
  • PZ7.5.A35
LC item number
  • P63 2018
  • Po 2018
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
  • 5.2
  • 5.2
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage girls
  • Dominican Americans
  • High school students
  • Poets
  • Poetry slams
  • Schools
  • Adolescence
  • Self-esteem
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Novels in verse
  • Teenage girls
  • Dominican Americans
  • High school students
  • Poets
  • Poetry slams
  • Schools
  • Adolescence
  • Self-esteem
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Adolescence
  • Dominican Americans
  • High school students
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Poetry slams
  • Poets
  • Schools
  • Self-esteem
  • Teenage girls
  • New York (State)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The poet X : a novel, by Elizabeth Acevedo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mami works
  • Tuesday, August 28:
  • Confirmation class
  • God
  • "Mami," I say to her on the walk home
  • When you're born to old parents
  • When you're born to old parents, continued
  • When you're born to old parents, continued again
  • The last word on being born to old parents
  • Rumor has it
  • Part I.
  • Tuesday, September 4:
  • First confirmation class
  • Father Sean
  • Haiku
  • Boys
  • Caridad and I shouldn't be friends
  • Questions I have
  • Wednesday, September 5:
  • Night before the first day of school
  • Thursday, September 6:
  • In the beginning was the word:
  • H.S
  • Ms. Galiano
  • Rough draft of assignment 1 : write about the most impactful day of your life
  • Final draft of assignment 1 (what I actually turn in)
  • The routine
  • Altar boy
  • Twin's name
  • More about Twin
  • Tuesday, September 11:
  • It's only the first week of tenth grade
  • Friday, August 24:
  • How I feel about attention
  • Saturday, September 15:
  • Games
  • After
  • Okay?
  • Sunday, September 16:
  • On Sunday
  • During communion
  • Church mass
  • Not even close to haikus
  • Stoop-sitting
  • Holy water
  • People say
  • On Papi
  • All over a damn water
  • Monday, September 17:
  • The flyer
  • After the buzz dies down
  • Tuesday, September 18:
  • Aman
  • Whispering with Caridad later that day
  • Unhide-able
  • What Twin be knowing
  • Sharing
  • Questions for Ms. Galiano
  • Spoken word
  • Wait
  • Holding a poem in your hand
  • J. Cole vs. Kendrick Lamar
  • Asylum
  • What I tell Aman
  • Dreaming of him tonight
  • Mira, muchacha
  • Thursday, September 20:
  • The thing about dreams
  • Date
  • Mami's dating rules
  • Clarification on dating rules
  • Friday, September 21:
  • Feeling myself
  • Names
  • The first words
  • Sunday, September 23:
  • What do you need from me?
  • Consequences
  • Late that night
  • Friday, November 9:
  • In front of my locker
  • Communication
  • About A
  • Monday, September 24:
  • Catching feelings
  • Notes with Aman
  • Tuesday, September 25:
  • What I didn't say to Caridad in confirmation class
  • Lectures
  • Ms. Galiano's sticky note on top of assignment 1
  • Part II.
  • Sometimes someone says something
  • Friday, September 28:
  • Listening
  • Mother business
  • And then he does
  • Warmth
  • Tuesday, October 9:
  • The next couple of weeks
  • Eve
  • I think the story of Genesis is mad stupid
  • And the word was made flesh:
  • As we are packing to leave
  • Father Sean
  • Answers
  • Rough draft assignment 2 : last paragraphs of my biography
  • Final draft of assignment 2 (What I actually turn in)
  • Hands
  • Fingers
  • Tuesday, October 16:
  • Talking church
  • Swoon
  • Smoke parks
  • Telephone
  • Over breakfast
  • Angry cat, happy X
  • Friday, October 19:
  • About being in like
  • Music
  • Tuesday, October 23:
  • Ring the alarm
  • The day
  • Wants
  • I decided a long time ago
  • At my train stop
  • What I don't tell Aman
  • Kiss stamps
  • The last fifteen-year-old
  • Concerns
  • What Twin knows
  • Hanging over my head
  • Friday, October 26:
  • Friday
  • Black & blue
  • Why Twin is a terrible twin
  • Tight
  • Saturday, October 27:
  • Excuses
  • Costume ready
  • Reuben's house party
  • One dance
  • Stoop-sitting--with Aman
  • Convos with Caridad
  • Sunday, October 28:
  • Braiding
  • Why Twin is a terrible twin, for real
  • Monday, October 29:
  • Fights
  • Scrapping
  • What we don't say
  • Gay
  • Feeling off when Twin is mad
  • Rough draft of assignment 3 : describe someone you consider misunderstood by society
  • Final draft of assignment 3 (what I actually turn in)
  • Wednesday, November 7:
  • Announcements
  • Why Twin is a terrible twin (last and most important reason)
  • Ice-skating
  • Until
  • Love
  • Thursday, November 8:
  • Around and around we go
  • After skating
  • This body on fire
  • The shit & the fan
  • Miracles
  • Fear
  • But why Twin is still the only boy I'll ever love
  • Ants
  • I am no ant
  • Diplomas
  • Cuero
  • Mami says
  • Repetition
  • Another thing you think while your kneeling on rice that have nothing to do with repentance
  • Things you think while your kneeling on rice that have nothing to do with repentance
  • The last thing you think while your kneeling on rice that have nothing to do with repentance
  • Leaving
  • How I can tell
  • Divine intervention
  • Homecoming
  • My mother and I
  • Thursday, January 24:
  • Stronger
  • Slam prep
  • Ms. Galiano explains the five rules of slam
  • Xiomara's secret rules of slam
  • The poetry club's real rules of slam
  • Friday, February 1:
  • Before we walk in the house
  • Poetic justice
  • Friday, February 8:
  • The aftermath of the slam
  • At the New York citywide slam
  • Celebrate with me
  • Assignment 5 : first and final draft
  • My heart is a hand
  • Wednesday, November 14:
  • A poem Mami will never read
  • In translation
  • Heartbreak
  • Reminders
  • Writing
  • What I'd like to tell Aman when he sends another apology message
  • Part III.
  • Wednesday, November 21:
  • Favors
  • Pulled back
  • Thursday, November 22:
  • On Thanksgiving
  • Haiku : the best part about Thanksgiving was when Mami
  • Rough draft of assignment 4 : when was the last time you felt free?
  • Rough draft of assignment 4 : when was the last time you felt free?
  • Rough draft of assignment 4 : when was the last time you felt free?
  • Final draft of assignment 4 (what I actually turn in)
  • The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
  • Gone
  • Monday, December 10:
  • Zeros
  • Possibilities
  • Can't tell me nothing
  • Tuesday, December 11:
  • Isabelle
  • First poetry club meeting
  • Nerves
  • When I'm done
  • Silent world
  • Compliments
  • Caridad is standing outside the church
  • Hope is a thing with wings
  • Thursday, December 13:
  • Here
  • Haikus
  • Offering
  • Holding Twin
  • Cody
  • Problems
  • Sunday, November 11:
  • Dominican Spanish lesson
  • Permission
  • Friday, December 14:
  • Open mic night
  • Signed up
  • The mic is open
  • Invitation
  • Sunday, December 16:
  • All the way hype
  • Monday, December 17:
  • Heavy
  • At lunch on Monday
  • Tuesday, December 18:
  • At poetry club
  • Every day after English class
  • Monday, December 24:
  • Christmas Eve
  • It's a rosary
  • Wednesday, December 26-Tuesday, January 1:
  • Longest week
  • Wednesday, January 2:
  • My confession
  • The waiting game
  • Tuesday, January 8:
  • Birthdays
  • The good
  • The bad
  • The ugly
  • Let me explain
  • If your hand causes you to sin
  • Verses
  • Burn
  • Father Sean says
  • Where there is smoke
  • Things you think about in the split second your notebook is burning
  • Other things you think about in the split second your notebook is burning
  • My mother tries to grab me
  • Returning
  • On the walk to the train
  • The ride
  • No turning back
  • Taking care
  • In Aman's arms
  • Prayers
  • And I also know
  • Tangled
  • The next move
  • there are words
  • Wednesday, January 9:
  • Facing it
  • "You don't have to do anything you don't want to do"
  • What I say to Ms. Galiano after she passes me a Kleenex;
  • Going home
  • Aman, Twin, and Caridad
Control code
ocn989963667
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9780062662804
Lccn
2017943585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The poet X : a novel, by Elizabeth Acevedo
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mami works
  • Tuesday, August 28:
  • Confirmation class
  • God
  • "Mami," I say to her on the walk home
  • When you're born to old parents
  • When you're born to old parents, continued
  • When you're born to old parents, continued again
  • The last word on being born to old parents
  • Rumor has it
  • Part I.
  • Tuesday, September 4:
  • First confirmation class
  • Father Sean
  • Haiku
  • Boys
  • Caridad and I shouldn't be friends
  • Questions I have
  • Wednesday, September 5:
  • Night before the first day of school
  • Thursday, September 6:
  • In the beginning was the word:
  • H.S
  • Ms. Galiano
  • Rough draft of assignment 1 : write about the most impactful day of your life
  • Final draft of assignment 1 (what I actually turn in)
  • The routine
  • Altar boy
  • Twin's name
  • More about Twin
  • Tuesday, September 11:
  • It's only the first week of tenth grade
  • Friday, August 24:
  • How I feel about attention
  • Saturday, September 15:
  • Games
  • After
  • Okay?
  • Sunday, September 16:
  • On Sunday
  • During communion
  • Church mass
  • Not even close to haikus
  • Stoop-sitting
  • Holy water
  • People say
  • On Papi
  • All over a damn water
  • Monday, September 17:
  • The flyer
  • After the buzz dies down
  • Tuesday, September 18:
  • Aman
  • Whispering with Caridad later that day
  • Unhide-able
  • What Twin be knowing
  • Sharing
  • Questions for Ms. Galiano
  • Spoken word
  • Wait
  • Holding a poem in your hand
  • J. Cole vs. Kendrick Lamar
  • Asylum
  • What I tell Aman
  • Dreaming of him tonight
  • Mira, muchacha
  • Thursday, September 20:
  • The thing about dreams
  • Date
  • Mami's dating rules
  • Clarification on dating rules
  • Friday, September 21:
  • Feeling myself
  • Names
  • The first words
  • Sunday, September 23:
  • What do you need from me?
  • Consequences
  • Late that night
  • Friday, November 9:
  • In front of my locker
  • Communication
  • About A
  • Monday, September 24:
  • Catching feelings
  • Notes with Aman
  • Tuesday, September 25:
  • What I didn't say to Caridad in confirmation class
  • Lectures
  • Ms. Galiano's sticky note on top of assignment 1
  • Part II.
  • Sometimes someone says something
  • Friday, September 28:
  • Listening
  • Mother business
  • And then he does
  • Warmth
  • Tuesday, October 9:
  • The next couple of weeks
  • Eve
  • I think the story of Genesis is mad stupid
  • And the word was made flesh:
  • As we are packing to leave
  • Father Sean
  • Answers
  • Rough draft assignment 2 : last paragraphs of my biography
  • Final draft of assignment 2 (What I actually turn in)
  • Hands
  • Fingers
  • Tuesday, October 16:
  • Talking church
  • Swoon
  • Smoke parks
  • Telephone
  • Over breakfast
  • Angry cat, happy X
  • Friday, October 19:
  • About being in like
  • Music
  • Tuesday, October 23:
  • Ring the alarm
  • The day
  • Wants
  • I decided a long time ago
  • At my train stop
  • What I don't tell Aman
  • Kiss stamps
  • The last fifteen-year-old
  • Concerns
  • What Twin knows
  • Hanging over my head
  • Friday, October 26:
  • Friday
  • Black & blue
  • Why Twin is a terrible twin
  • Tight
  • Saturday, October 27:
  • Excuses
  • Costume ready
  • Reuben's house party
  • One dance
  • Stoop-sitting--with Aman
  • Convos with Caridad
  • Sunday, October 28:
  • Braiding
  • Why Twin is a terrible twin, for real
  • Monday, October 29:
  • Fights
  • Scrapping
  • What we don't say
  • Gay
  • Feeling off when Twin is mad
  • Rough draft of assignment 3 : describe someone you consider misunderstood by society
  • Final draft of assignment 3 (what I actually turn in)
  • Wednesday, November 7:
  • Announcements
  • Why Twin is a terrible twin (last and most important reason)
  • Ice-skating
  • Until
  • Love
  • Thursday, November 8:
  • Around and around we go
  • After skating
  • This body on fire
  • The shit & the fan
  • Miracles
  • Fear
  • But why Twin is still the only boy I'll ever love
  • Ants
  • I am no ant
  • Diplomas
  • Cuero
  • Mami says
  • Repetition
  • Another thing you think while your kneeling on rice that have nothing to do with repentance
  • Things you think while your kneeling on rice that have nothing to do with repentance
  • The last thing you think while your kneeling on rice that have nothing to do with repentance
  • Leaving
  • How I can tell
  • Divine intervention
  • Homecoming
  • My mother and I
  • Thursday, January 24:
  • Stronger
  • Slam prep
  • Ms. Galiano explains the five rules of slam
  • Xiomara's secret rules of slam
  • The poetry club's real rules of slam
  • Friday, February 1:
  • Before we walk in the house
  • Poetic justice
  • Friday, February 8:
  • The aftermath of the slam
  • At the New York citywide slam
  • Celebrate with me
  • Assignment 5 : first and final draft
  • My heart is a hand
  • Wednesday, November 14:
  • A poem Mami will never read
  • In translation
  • Heartbreak
  • Reminders
  • Writing
  • What I'd like to tell Aman when he sends another apology message
  • Part III.
  • Wednesday, November 21:
  • Favors
  • Pulled back
  • Thursday, November 22:
  • On Thanksgiving
  • Haiku : the best part about Thanksgiving was when Mami
  • Rough draft of assignment 4 : when was the last time you felt free?
  • Rough draft of assignment 4 : when was the last time you felt free?
  • Rough draft of assignment 4 : when was the last time you felt free?
  • Final draft of assignment 4 (what I actually turn in)
  • The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
  • Gone
  • Monday, December 10:
  • Zeros
  • Possibilities
  • Can't tell me nothing
  • Tuesday, December 11:
  • Isabelle
  • First poetry club meeting
  • Nerves
  • When I'm done
  • Silent world
  • Compliments
  • Caridad is standing outside the church
  • Hope is a thing with wings
  • Thursday, December 13:
  • Here
  • Haikus
  • Offering
  • Holding Twin
  • Cody
  • Problems
  • Sunday, November 11:
  • Dominican Spanish lesson
  • Permission
  • Friday, December 14:
  • Open mic night
  • Signed up
  • The mic is open
  • Invitation
  • Sunday, December 16:
  • All the way hype
  • Monday, December 17:
  • Heavy
  • At lunch on Monday
  • Tuesday, December 18:
  • At poetry club
  • Every day after English class
  • Monday, December 24:
  • Christmas Eve
  • It's a rosary
  • Wednesday, December 26-Tuesday, January 1:
  • Longest week
  • Wednesday, January 2:
  • My confession
  • The waiting game
  • Tuesday, January 8:
  • Birthdays
  • The good
  • The bad
  • The ugly
  • Let me explain
  • If your hand causes you to sin
  • Verses
  • Burn
  • Father Sean says
  • Where there is smoke
  • Things you think about in the split second your notebook is burning
  • Other things you think about in the split second your notebook is burning
  • My mother tries to grab me
  • Returning
  • On the walk to the train
  • The ride
  • No turning back
  • Taking care
  • In Aman's arms
  • Prayers
  • And I also know
  • Tangled
  • The next move
  • there are words
  • Wednesday, January 9:
  • Facing it
  • "You don't have to do anything you don't want to do"
  • What I say to Ms. Galiano after she passes me a Kleenex;
  • Going home
  • Aman, Twin, and Caridad
Control code
ocn989963667
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9780062662804
Lccn
2017943585
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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