The Poet X: Growing Up and Growing into Understanding - A ninth-grade ELA Unit exploration of themes and issues in growing in the inner city in America.
A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. 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. - Richincolor.com
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