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The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

Blurb:A young girl in Harlem discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world. Debut novel of renowned slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo.Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her… Continue reading The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

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Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

Trigger warning: Shooting, death, death of a parent **Spoiler alert** Blurb:A cannon. A strap.A piece. A biscuit.A burner. A heater.A chopper. A gat.A hammerA toolfor RULEOr, you can call it a gun. That’s what fifteen-year-old Will has shoved in the back waistband of his jeans. See, his brother Shawn was just murdered. And Will knows… Continue reading Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

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Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens – Bookrush 2

Blurb:For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years… Continue reading Where The Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens – Bookrush 2

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Solo – Kwame Alexander & Mary Rand Hess – #20booksofsummer

This is my 7th book for the #20booksofsummer challenge hosted by Cathy at 746books. Blurb:Blade never asked for a life of the rich and famous. In fact, he’d give anything not to be the son of Rutherford Morrison, a washed-up rock star and drug addict with delusions of a comeback. Or to no longer be… Continue reading Solo – Kwame Alexander & Mary Rand Hess – #20booksofsummer