LitLounge is meeting on Zoom. Register here or contact Allyson Coan (ACoan@skokielibrary.info) or Rebecca Hayes (email@example.com) for details.
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)