The Poet X
A novel by Elizabeth Acevedo
Xiomara, ‘The Poet X’, lives through her words. Twin gifts her a leather-bound notebook into which she scribes her thoughts, wishes and truths. Ms Galiano invites Xiomara to join poetry club. It’s the same night as communion classes. Xiomara is in conflict with her body, her faith, her mother’s rules and her feelings for Aman. Words are her anchor. ‘The Poet X’ is suitable for older readers only.
2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, Fiction and Poetry, the 2019 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, and the 2019 Pura Belpré Author Award. ‘The Poet X’ is a shortlist nominee for the 2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal.