Poetry


This Promise of Change: One Girl's Story in the Fight for School Equality

By: Jo Ann Allen Boyce & Debbie Levy

This book is about a girl in 1956, named Jo Ann Allen and her struggles with racism and fight for school equality. I like this book because it is written very different from any other book I have ever read before. It is made up of poems, titles of articles, and newspapers. Also, this book really lays out how bad dark-skinned people were treated back then, and didn’t sugar-coat anything, which I really like. Overall, I found this book very interesting and nice to read, I would definitely recommend this book.-Jessie


Poet X

By: Elizabeth Acevedo

I really enjoyed this book! It's about a girl named Xiomara that keeps her mind off of family tension by writing poetry about. For the girls, you can relate to this book in more ways than one, Xiomara expresses her experience of unwanted attention, sexism, and learns to see her value. Not only that, but this book shows a good representation of women of color. This will take you on an emotional roller coaster because of how passionate and deep her words are. I've heard it also sounds really good in audio book form and that you'll just eat it up. Also, this book I think should be read by mature middle school and high school because there are some things that are inappropriate for a younger audience. I'd never think I would be interested in reading poetry until this book!-Lena

Every Thing On It

By: Shel Silverstein

This like all of the Shel Silverstein books you're not reading meaning full poems you're reading jokes. If you're looking for more funny poems by Shel Silverstein, read this.-Norah

Where the Sidewalk Ends

By: Shel Silverstein

Where the Sidewalk Ends is a great book to read because it has so many fun poems. It will keep you laughing for a long time. It involves some of my favorite poems by Shel Silverstein such as Sick, Ickle me Pickle me Tickle Too, and True Story. This is a book that you love and cherish for a long time. -Annabelle
I have read this book multiple times and loved it more each time. There are so many poems that are very fun. I have many favorite poems and some I can relate to. I think these are awesomely written and you should read them! This is definitely I will always remember and cherish!-Bella

Falling Up

By: Shel Silverstein

Falling Up is another one of my favorites. It features Scale, Unfair, Crystal Ball, Plugging In, and many many more fun poems. I am sure that you will love this poetry book. You may laugh you may wonder at or about the poems. -Annabelle