The Poet X

by Elizabeth Acevedo Year Published: 2018 Contemporary Fiction

A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. This book is about finding a voice when you feel like no one is hearing you. It’s about discovering your own passions and beliefs. Acevedo writes in achingly beautiful poetry. The audiobook version is wonderful and Acevedo gives a true slam poet performance.