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GENRES: Novels in Verse


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GENRES: Novels in Verse


42 miles Juvenile Book 42 miles
As her thirteenth birthday approaches, JoEllen decides to bring together her two separate lives--one as Joey, who enjoys weekends with her father and other relatives on a farm, and another as Ellen, who lives with her mother in a Cincinnati apartment near her school and friends.

Zimmer, Tracie Vaughn.
J ZIMMER
Bird Juvenile Book Bird
Bird, an artistic young African American boy, expresses himself through drawing as he struggles to understand his older brother's drug addiction and death, while a family friend, Uncle Son, provides guidance and understanding.

Elliott, Zetta.
J ELLIOTT
Brains for lunch : a zombie novel in haiku?! Juvenile Book Brains for lunch : a zombie novel in haiku?!
At a middle school where zombies, blood-sucking chupacabras, and humans never mingle, "lifer" Siobhan and Loeb, a zombie who likes to write haiku, share an attraction. Story written entirely in haiku.

Holt, K. A.
J HOLT
Diamond Willow Juvenile Book Diamond Willow
In a remote area of Alaska, twelve-year-old Willow helps her father with their sled dogs when she is not at school, wishing she were more popular, all the while unaware that the animals surrounding her carry the spirits of dead ancestors and friends who care for her.

Frost, Helen, 1949-
J FROST
Grow :   a novel in verse Juvenile Book Grow : a novel in verse
Two misfit children and other members of a Minneapolis, Minnesota, neighborhood are brought together by a woman creating a community garden.

Havill, Juanita.
J HAVILL
Hate that cat Juvenile Book Hate that cat
Jack is studying poetry again in school, and he continues to write poems reflecting his understanding of famous poems and how they relate to his life.

Creech, Sharon.
J CREECH
Hugging the rock Juvenile Book Hugging the rock
Through a series of poems, Rachel expresses her feelings about her parents' divorce, living without her mother, and her changing attitude towards her father.

Brown, Susan Taylor, 1958-
J BROWN
Inside out & back again Juvenile Book Inside out & back again
Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Lai, Thanhha.
J LAI
Kaleidoscope eyes Juvenile Book Kaleidoscope eyes
In 1968, with the Vietnam War raging, thirteen-year-old Lyza inherits a project from her deceased grandfather, who had been using his knowledge of maps and the geography of Lyza's New Jersey hometown to locate the lost treasure of Captain Kidd.

Bryant, Jennifer.
J BRYANT
Keeping the night watch Juvenile Book Keeping the night watch
A thirteen-year-old African American boy chronicles what happens to his family when his father, who temporarily left, returns home and they all must deal with their feelings of anger, hope, abandonment, and fear.

Smith, Hope Anita.
J SMITH
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