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Poetry in Teen Fic

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Connecting with Poetry in Teen Fiction


****Not for novels in verse necessarily. This list is for books with characters who connect with poetry.



After the Kiss by Terra Elan McVoy

  • Pub Date: Jan 2010
  • High School interest
  • See also: Multiple Narrators, Senior Year
  • Becca and Camille lives intersect over a boy. The text includes many references to famous poets and poems.


The Language Inside by Holly Thompson

  • Pub Date: 2013
  • Middle and high school interest
  • Emma volunteers at a long-term care center where she reads poetry to a patient. 


The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

  • Pub Date: 2018
  • Middle/high school interest
  • See also: Forbidden Romance, Mother/Daughter 
  • Xiomara connects with poetry and joins the poetry club at a time when she really needs to express herself.



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