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Available copies

  • 44 of 54 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 9 of 9 copies available at Cass County.

Current holds

3 current holds with 54 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Archie YA ACE 2018 (Text) 0002205637784 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Bookmobile YA ACE 2018 (Text) 0002205637719 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Drexel YA ACE 2018 (Text) 0002205637776 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Garden City YA ACE 2018 (Text) 0002205637768 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA ACE 2018 (Text) 0002205637743 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA ACE 2018 (Text) 0002205637750 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA ACE 2018 (Text) 0002205063668 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA ACE 2018 (Text) 0002205637735 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill YA ACE 2018 (Text) 0002205637727 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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Content descriptions

General Note:
Award Winner
Summary, etc.:
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 fists and her fierceness do the talking.But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers-especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about.With Mami's determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school's slam poetry club, she doesn't know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can't stop thinking about performing her poems.Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.
Target Audience Note:
HL800L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.2 5 195165.
Awards Note:
Amelia Bloomer Book List, 2019
CILIP Carnegie Medal, 2019
Printz Winner 2019
Pura Belpre Medal Winner 2019
New York Times Best Seller, YA 2019
Subject: Teenage girls > Fiction.
Dominican Americans > Fiction.
High school students > Fiction.
Poets > Fiction.
Poetry slams > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Adolescence > Fiction.
Self-esteem > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Novels in verse.
Young adult fiction.
Teen fiction.

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