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Poetry & novels in verse written for or by teens.
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Cover Art: Your Own, Sylvia : a Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath Hemphill, Stephanie
Your Own, Sylvia : a Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath
The author interprets the people, events, influences and art that made up the brief life of Sylvia Plath. 261 p. 2007
Teen Nonfiction Book (Biography)
  Cover Art: Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems By Teenagers Falling Hard: 100 Love Poems By Teenagers
These lyric explorations range from new love to stale love, obsession to ennui, ecstasy to heartbreak, and every nuance in between. Exquisitely, excruciatingly, endlessly fascinating.
144 p. 2008
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs By Teens Famous & Obscure I Can't Keep My Own Secrets: Six-Word Memoirs By Teens Famous & Obscure
"I fulfilled my awkwardness quota today." "I'm seventeen, engaged, and not pregnant." "My mom had my boyfriend deported." Given six words, how would you tell the world what it's like to be you? In this book, 750+ teens take a crack at the challenge. (Is it poetry? Not always. But often)
184 p. 2009
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Poetry Speaks--Who I Am Poetry Speaks--Who I Am
Collects more than one hundred poems for teen readers, and includes an audio CD with some of the poets reading their works.
136 p. 2010
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Tell the World: Teen Poems from WritersCorps Tell the World: Teen Poems from WritersCorps
Through poetry we tell the world who we are, where we're from, what we love, what we think, how we feel, and why we hope. Tell the World is a stunning collection of poems by teens who have taken part in workshops run by WritersCorps, a national alliance of literary arts programs for youth.
116 p. 2008
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Time You Let Me in: 25 Poets Under 25 Time You Let Me in: 25 Poets Under 25
"They are inspiring talented stunning remarkable wise. They are also fearless depressed hilarious impatient in love out of love pissed off. And they want you to let them in."--Naomi Shihab Nye, editor. A collection of poems from 25 poets.
236 p. 2010
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Death of Jayson Porter Adoff, Jaime
The Death of Jayson Porter
In the Florida projects, sixteen-year-old Jayson struggles with the harsh realities of his life which include an abusive mother, a drug-addicted father, and not fitting in at his predominately white school.
259 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: how to (un)cage a girl Block, Francesca Lia
how to (un)cage a girl
Poems about love, life, and being a girl from the author of the fabulous "Weetzie Bat" novels.
2010
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Emily's Dress and other Missing Things Burak, Kathryn
Emily's Dress and other Missing Things
A new girl in Amherst, Massachusetts, comes to terms with her mother's suicide and her best friend's disappearance with the help of Emily Dickinson's poetry--and her dress.
232 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom Engle, Margarita
The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba's Struggle for Freedom
1896. Cuba has fought three wars for independence and still is not free. People have been rounded up in reconcentration camps with too little food and too much illness. Rosa is a nurse, but she dares not go to the camps. So she turns hidden caves into hospitals for those who know how to find her. Black, white, Cuban, Spanish—Rosa does her best for everyone. Yet who can heal a country so torn apart by war?
169 p. 2008
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys Flake, Sharon.
You Don't Even Know Me: Stories and Poems About Boys
These twenty-four short stories and poems plumb the inner lives of African-American teenage boys.
195 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems Grandits, John
Blue Lipstick: Concrete Poems
A 15-year-old girl named Jessie narrates this unique, hilarious collection of poems. Her funny, sarcastic take on high school life is revealed through concrete poetry: words, ideas, type, and design that combine to make pictures and patterns.
2007
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Skatefate Herrera, Juan Felipe
Skatefate
Lucky Z, a Chicano foster kid, loves living on the edge until a drag racing accident leaves him in a wheelchair. As he struggles to find his place in a new high school, he begins writing poetry everywhere about anything, and in finding his voice he also discovers the beauty around him.
116 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto Janeczko, Paul B
Requiem: Poems of the Terezin Ghetto
A collection of poetry inspired by the history of the people in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust.
102 p. 2011
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: The Girl in the Mirror: a Novel in Poems and Journal Entries Kearney, Meg
The Girl in the Mirror: a Novel in Poems and Journal Entries
In a series of poems and journal entries, seventeen-year-old Lizzie grieves over the death of her adoptive father, as her plans for college and search for her birth mother are put on hold. Includes a guide to poetic forms.
168 p. 2012
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Exposed Marcus, Kimberly
Exposed
High school senior Liz, a gifted photographer, can no longer see things clearly after her best friend accuses Liz's older brother of a terrible crime.
260 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love Mora, Pat
Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love
Each of the teen narrators in these 50 original poems--written using a variety of poetic forms--will be recognizable to the reader as their universal emotions, ideas, impressions, and beliefs float across the page.
165 p. 2010
Teen Nonfiction Book 811.54 M79 2010
  Cover Art: Amiri and Odette: a Love Story Myers, Walter Dean
Amiri and Odette: a Love Story
A modern, urban retelling in verse of the ballet in which brave Amiri falls in love with beautiful Odette and fights evil Big Red for her on the streets of the Swan Lake Projects.
2009
Teen Fiction Book MYERS
  Cover Art: Karma: a Novel in Verse Ostlere, Cathy
Karma: a Novel in Verse
In 1984, 15-year-old Maya and her Sikh father travel to New Delhi from Canada to place her mother's ashes in their final resting place. On the night of their arrival, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated, Maya and her father are separated when the city erupts in chaos, and Maya must rely on Sandeep, a boy she has just met, for survival.
517 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Song of the Sparrow Sandell, Lisa Ann
Song of the Sparrow
In fifth-century Britain, seventeen-year-old Elaine describes her changing perceptions of war and the people around her as she becomes increasingly involved in the bitter struggle against the invading Saxons. Novel in verse.
394 p. 2007
Teen Fiction Book SANDELL
  Cover Art: Falling for You Schroeder, Lisa
Falling for You
Very good friends, her poetry notebooks, and a mysterious "ninja of nice" give seventeen-year-old Rae the strength to face her mother's neglect, her stepfather's increasing abuse, and a new boyfriend's obsessiveness.
355 p. 2013
Teen Fiction Book
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