Lists and Suggestions for Teens

List: Poetry for Teens

Thakur, Sophia, author.

"In her publishing debut, internationally acclaimed performance poet Sophia Thakur takes you o... More

León, Amyra, 1992- author.

The author takes readers on a poetic journey through her childhood in Harlem. León explores love a... More

Kaufman, Caroline, author.

Kaufman's poetry started out as a diary for herself: completely honest, nothing censored out. ... More

Raphael, Solli, author.

"Limelight is a unique collection of slam poetry paired with inspirational writing techniques.... More

Grimes, Nikki, author.

From Children's Literature Legacy Award-winning author Nikki Grimes comes a feminist-forward n... More

Mateer, Trista, author.

"Featuring poems, prose, and truisms, When the Stars Wrote Back shines a light on the parts of... More

Vecchione, Patrice, editor.

"With authenticity, integrity, and insight, this collection of poems addresses the many issues... More

edited by Diana Whitney

Created and compiled just for young women, You Don t Have to Be Everything is filled with works by a... More

Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-

In a swinging improvisation with poster artist Paul Rogers, Wynton Marsalis celebrates the spirit of... More

Kaur, Rupi, author.

Milk and honey is a collection of poetry and prose about survival. About the experience of violence... More

Elliott, Zetta, author.

"Inspired by the #SayHerName campaign launched by the African American Policy Forum, these poe... More

Reynolds, Jason.

Two young men named Jason, one black and one white, use poetry and art to communicate their differe... More

Anderson, Laurie Halse, author.

Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and adv... More

Bush, Gail.

This anthology includes over 50 works of poetry by 20th century writers on issues related to social... More

Engle, Margarita, author.

"In this follow-up to her award-winning memoir Enchanted Air, Margarita Engle details her teen... More