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  • ISBN: 9780062662804
  • ISBN: 9780062662811
  • ISBN: 0062662813
  • ISBN: 0062662805
  • Physical Description: 361 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018]

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Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
HL800L Lexile.
HL800L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader UG 5.2 5.
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.2 5 195165.
Accelerated Reader UG 5.2 5.0.
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
Subject: Teenage girls > Fiction.
Dominican Americans > Fiction.
High school students > Fiction.
Poets > Fiction.
Poetry slams > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Adolescence > Fiction.
Self-esteem > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Novels in verse.
Young adult fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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