Books: Review of ‘The Poet X’

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Like Elizabeth Acevedo, the author of The Poet X,Xiomara Batista is Dominican American. I don’t know what other similarities exist between the two. I do know that The Poet X was Acevedo’s debut novel that has won the 2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal, 2019 L.A. Times Book Prize, Young Adult Literature, 2019 Walter Award, Teen, 2019 Michael Printz Award, 2019 Pura Belpre Award, Text and the 2018 National Book Award. While that should be enough to convince most people to read her book, I know there are too many out there who still have never heard of The Poet X or who don’t know they need to read it. So today I’m posting a long overdue review. Over the next few weeks, I hope to catch up on several reviews that I never quite managed to post.  READ MORE

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