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Stories in Verse

Poet Slave of Cuba 
by Margarita Engle 
YA 811.54 ENGBorn into slavery in Cuba in 1797, brutally abused, and denied an education, Juan Francisco Manzano, is gifted with the ability to write beautiful poetry.

 

After the Death of Anna Gonzales 
by Terri Fields 
YA 811.54 FIE

Students, teachers and members of the school staff express their grief in the aftermath of a student’s suicide.

 

Split Image 
by Mel Glenn 
YA 811.6 GLE

Laura Li, appeared to be a perfect student student, but was she? Each chapter is written from a different student’s perspective.

 

Bronx Masquerade 
by Nikki Grimes 
YA GRIMES, N.

A culturally diverse group of Bronx high school students a reveal their innermost thoughts in an open-mike poetry session.

 

A Wreath for Emmett Till 
by Marilyn Nelson 
YA NELSON, M.

A moving tribute to the fourteen-year-old Chicago teenager who was brutally murdered by white racists in Mississippi in1955.

 

17: A Novel in Prose Poems 
by Liz Rosenberg 
YA ROSENBERG, L.

Stephanie experiences the bliss of first love but secretly entertains thoughts of inheriting her mother’s mental illness.

 

What My Mother Doesn’t Know 
by Sonya Sones 
YA SONES, S.

Sophie describes her numerous boyfriends in her quest to find Mr. Right.

 

Hard Hit 
by Ann Turner 
YA TURNER, A.

Mark is a baseball star.  Life is good, but when his father is diagnosed with cancer, everything he ever believed is called into question.