Category Archives: Novel-in-verse

Samira Surfs by Rukhsanna Guidroz, illustrations by Fahmida Azim

Samira Surfs by Rukhsanna Guidroz, illustrations by Fahmida Azim. Kokila, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2021. 9781984816191 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre:  Realistic fiction What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit by Colby Cedar Smith

Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit – Colby Cedar Smith, Andrews McMeel, 2021.  9781524865450 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Format: Paperback Genre: Historical Fiction What did you like about the book? In 1934 16-year-old … Continue reading

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Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac

Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac. Dial Books for Young Readers, 2021. 9780593326213 Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or starred review) 5 Format: Hardcover  Genre: Realistic fiction; novel in verse What did you like about the book? Malian is a … Continue reading

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With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero – Margarita Engle

With a Star in My Hand: Rubén Darío, Poetry Hero – Margarita Engle, Atheneum Books for Young Readers/Simon & Schuster, 9781534424944, c2020, 2021 Format:  Paperback Rating:  1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4  Genre: Inspirational (although the … Continue reading

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The Truth Project by Dante Medema

The Truth Project by Dante Medema. Quill Tree Books; (9780062954404), 2020 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Genre: Realistic; novel in verse What did you like about the book? Cordelia is a senior … Continue reading

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Amber & Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Julia Iredale

Amber & Clay by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Julia Iredale. Candlewick Press, (9781536201222), 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: Historical fiction; novel in verse What did you like about the … Continue reading

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Alone by Megan E. Freeman

Alone by Megan E. Freeman, Aladdin, 9781534467569, c2021 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre:  Novel in verse or Adventure What did you like about the book? Twelve year-old Maddie plans a secret sleepover … Continue reading

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Your Heart, My Sky by Margarita Engle

 Your Heart, My Sky by Margarita Engle, Atheneum (an imprint of Simon & Schuster), 9781534464964, 2021  Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4 Format: Hardcover Genre: Historical fiction, verse novels What did you like about the book? … Continue reading

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Home is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo

Home is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo. Make Me a World, (9780593177051), 2021 Format: Hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5 Genre: novel in verse; science fiction or magical realism What did you like … Continue reading

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Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe – Carole Boston Weatherford

  Beauty Mark: A Verse Novel of Marilyn Monroe – Carole Boston Weatherford; Candlewick Press; (9781536206296), 2020 Format: hardcover Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4.5 Genre: historical fiction; novel in verse What did you like … Continue reading

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