Novels and Nonfiction In Verse

Dreams from Many Rivers: A Hispanic History of the United States Told in Poems Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781627795319
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 8th, 2019

From award-winning poet Margarita Engle comes Dreams from Many Rivers, an middle grade verse history of Latinos in the United States, told through many voices, and featuring illustrations by Beatriz Gutierrez Hernandez.


Forest World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481490580
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 28th, 2018

From Young People’s Poet Laureate and award-winning author Margarita Engle comes a lively middle grade novel in verse that tells the story of a Cuban-American boy who visits his family’s village in Cuba for the first time—and meets a sister he didn’t know he had.

Edver isn’t happy about being shipped off to Cuba to visit the father he barely knows.


Bravo! (Bilingual board book - Spanish edition): Poems About Amazing Hispanics / Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rafael López (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781250230812
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - March 10th, 2020

Adapted from the Texas Bluebonnet Award–winning Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics, this board book of poems and portraits from writer Margarita Engle and illustrator Rafael López celebrates the lives and accomplishments of amazing Hispanics.


With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534424937
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 18th, 2020

“Exceptional.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Heartfelt…Thoughtful and effective.” —The Horn Book
“Engle’s lyrical poetry emotionally conveys the reality of being a greatly gifted, passionate, and deeply ambitious young man in a turbulent time.” —BCCB

From acclaimed author M


Soaring Earth: A Companion Memoir to Enchanted Air Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534429536
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 26th, 2019

A School Library Journal Best Nonfiction Book of 2019!

In this powerful companion to her award-winning memoir Enchanted Air, Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle recounts her teenage years during the turbulent 1960s.

Margarita Engle’s childhood straddled two worlds: the lush, welcoming island of Cuba and the lonely, dream-soaked realit


Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Edel Rodriguez (Illustrator)
$10.99
ISBN: 9781481435239
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2016

In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpré Author Award, was a YALSA Nonfiction Finalist, and was named a Walter Dean Myers Award Honoree, acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War.

Margarita is a girl from two worlds.


Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots Cover Image
By Margarita Engle, Rudy Gutierrez (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781534409446
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 6th, 2019

“Perfect for history buffs, dance enthusiasts, poets, and just about anyone looking for a great story.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

From the Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle comes a searing novel in verse about the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943.

Thousands of young Navy sailors are pouring into Los Angeles on their way t


The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544935204
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

New York Times bestseller ∙ Newbery Medal Winner ∙Coretta Scott King Honor Award ∙2015 YALSA 2015 Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults2015 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers ∙Publishers Weekly Best Book ∙ School Library Journal Best Book∙ Kirkus Best Book

"A beautifully mea


Booked (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328596307
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 5th, 2019

New York Times Bestseller National Book Award Longlist ∙ ILA-CBC Children's Choice List ∙ ALA Notable Children’s Book ∙ Book Links’ Lasting Connections ∙ Kirkus Best Book ∙ San Francisco Chronicle Best Book∙ Washington Post Best Book∙ BookPage Best Book

Solo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780310761884
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Published: Blink - July 23rd, 2019

Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess is a New York Times bestseller Kirkus Reviews said Solo is, "A contemporary hero's journey, brilliantly told." Through the story of a young Black man searching for answers about his life, Solo empowers, engages, and encourages teenagers to move from heartache to hea


Swing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780310761945
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Published: Blink - July 23rd, 2019

In this YA novel in verse from bestselling authors Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess (Solo), which Kirkus called "lively, moving, and heartfelt" in a starred review, Noah and Walt just want to leave their geek days behind and find "cool," but in the process discover a lot about first loves, friendship, and embracing life ...


Love That Dog: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780064409599
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Published: HarperCollins - April 8th, 2008

The Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech, brings readers a story with enormous heart. 


Hate That Cat: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061430947
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Published: HarperCollins - February 23rd, 2010

Return to Miss Stretchberry's class with Jack, the reluctant poet, who over the course of a year encounters new and challenging things like metaphors, alliterations, onomatopoeia, and one mean fat black cat!


Moo: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062415264
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Published: HarperCollins - August 29th, 2017

This uplifting New York Times bestseller reminds us that if we’re open to new experiences, life is full of surprises.


Other Words for Home Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062747808
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Published: Balzer + Bray - May 28th, 2019

New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book!

A gorgeously written, hopeful middle grade novel in verse about a young girl who must leave Syria to move to the United States, perfect for fans of Jason Reynolds and Aisha Saeed.


House Arrest (Young Adult Fiction, Books for Teens) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452156484
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 9th, 2016

Timothy is a good kid who did a bad thing. Now he's under house arrest for a whole year. He has to check in weekly with a probation officer and a therapist, keep a journal, and stay out of trouble. But when he must take drastic measures to help his struggling family, staying out of trouble proves more difficult than Timothy ever thought it would be.


They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid's Poems Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781947627079
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Published: Cinco Puntos Press - November 27th, 2018

Bluebonnet Award Master List 2020-2021
Pura Belpr Author Honor Book, 2019
ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019
Walter Award Honor Book, 2019

Twelve-year-old G ero is Mexican American, at home with Spanish or English and on both sides of the river. He's starting 7th grade with a woke English teacher who knows how to make poetry cool.


Under the Broken Sky Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250159212
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 15th, 2019

"Necessary for all of humankind, Under the Broken Sky is a breathtaking work of literature."—Booklist, starred review

A beautifully told middle-grade novel-in-verse about a Japanese orphan’s experience in occupied rural Manchuria during World War II.


The Red Pencil Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316247825
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 3rd, 2015


Rhyme Schemer: (Poetic Novel, Middle Grade Novel in Verse, Anti-Bullying Book for Reluctant Readers) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452145709
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 6th, 2015

Kevin has a bad attitude. He has a real knack for rubbing people the wrong way. And he's even figured out a secret way to do it with poems. But what happens when the tables are turned and he is the one getting picked on?


The Poet's Dog Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062292643
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - September 4th, 2018

From Newbery Medal winner Patricia MacLachlan comes a poignant story about two children, a poet, and a dog and how they help one another survive loss and recapture love.

3 starred reviews. "Just what I needed," raves Brightly. "It's a heart-warming story of loss and love that filled me with hope for a better future and renewed my belief in good."


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The Moon Within Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338283372
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Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - February 26th, 2019

BThe dazzling story of a girl navigating friendship, family, and growing up, an IAre You There God, It's Me Margaret?/I for the modern day, from debut author Aida Salazar./B

****Four starred reviews!****


Full Cicada Moon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780147516015
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Published: Puffin Books - April 4th, 2017

Inside Out and Back Again meets One Crazy Summer and Brown Girl Dreaming in this novel-in-verse about fitting in and standing up for what’s right.


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It Rained Warm Bread: Moishe Moskowitz's Story of Hope Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250165725
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - August 13th, 2019

A powerful middle grade novel-in-verse about one boy’s experience surviving the Holocaust.


Inside Out and Back Again Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780061962790
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Published: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2013

Inside Out and Back Again is a #1 New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award!


Long Way Down Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481438261
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Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - April 2nd, 2019

“An intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger.” —Booklist (starred review)
“Astonishing.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A tour de force.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)


A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Printz Honor Book

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The Poet X Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062662804
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 6th, 2018

Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award!


Sold Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780786851720
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2008

The powerful, poignant, bestselling National Book Award Finalist gives voice to a young girl robbed of her childhood yet determined to find the strength to triumph


Lifeboat 12 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781481468831
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2018

“This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter most.”—Dashka Slater, author of The 57 Bus
“Brilliantly told in verse, readers will love Ken Sparks.” —Patricia Reilly Giff, two-time Newbery Honor winner
“Lyrical, terrifying, and even at times funny.


Turtle under Ice Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534442955
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Published: Simon Pulse - February 11th, 2020

A teen navigates questions of grief, identity, and guilt in the wake of her sister’s mysterious disappearance in this breathtaking novel-in-verse from the author of 500 Words or Less—perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo.

Rowena feels like her family is a frayed string of lights that someone needs to fix with electrical tape.


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