LitLounge: The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Online)

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Books & Authors, Online

Age Group:

Adults

Program Description

Event Details

LitLounge is meeting on Zoom. Register here or contact Allyson Coan (ACoan@skokielibrary.info) or Rebecca Hayes (rhayes@mgpl.org) for details.

The book can be checked out through all library ebook platforms, including Hoopla where copies are always available. Find instructions on our Download & Stream page, or contact us for assistance.

Book Synopsis: Poetry helps first-generation Dominican-American teen Xiomara Batista come into her own. Debut novelist Acevedo’s free verse gives Xiomara’s coming-of-age story an undeniable pull, its emotionally charged bluntness reflecting her determination and strength. At its heart, this is a complex and sometimes painful exploration of love in its many forms, with Xiomara’s growing love for herself reigning supreme. (NoveList Plus)