The fourth book in our
Teen Book Club series is Elizabeth Acevedo’s acclaimed coming of age novel,
The Poet X. The School Library Journal called it “a stunning account of a teen girl's path to poetry.” Its heroine Xiomara Batista is a misfit in her largely Dominican community in Harlem; the story traces her dealings with her strict religious upbringing, her first forbidden crush and her triumph through her art.
The Poet X is the winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award.
Teen Book Club at Grove Hall is a place to encourage students to read, to read books by authors of color, and to read banned books. This club will be a place to build a sense of community and give students something to look forward to outside of school reading. We meet bi-weekly on Mondays.
Scan the QR code in the infographic or register to become a member of Grove Hall's Teen Book Club. You must be able to attend at least two of the three book club meetings.
January 29 — Pick up your personal copy to keep, mark up, highlight, annotate, and underline.
February 12 — Discuss up to page 192 in The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
February 26 — Discuss the whole book and pick up the fourth book
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