Novels In Verse
YA Carvell Who Will Tell My Brother? The story of a half-American-Indian high school student who tries to convince school officials to get rid of offensive Indian mascots used by the sports teams.
YA Cormier Frenchtown Summer. A series of vignettes in which the writer reminisces about his life as a twelve-year-old boy living in a small town during the hot summer of 1938.
YA Corrigan You Remind Me of You: a Poetry Memoir. An anorexic girl recovers when her boyfriend tries to kill himself.
J Creech Love That Dog. A young boy deals with the death of his beloved dog through writing a series of poems in different forms.
YA Fields After the Death of Anna Gonzales. The story of high school students coping with the suicide of a classmate.
YA Frost Keesha's House. Keesha finds shelter in a house in her inner-city neighborhood and helps other troubled teens find home and family there.
YA Glenn Foreign Exchange: A mystery in poems. A series of poems that reflect the thoughts of various people caught up in the events surrounding the murder of a beautiful high school student
J 811.54 Glenn Jump Ball: A Season in Poems. The story of a high school basketball team's season through a series of poems reflecting the feelings of students, their families, teachers, and coaches.
YA Glenn Taking of Room 114: A hostage drama in poems. A series of poems reflect the thoughts of school officials, parents, police, and especially a class of seniors who have been taken hostage by their high school history teacher.
YA Glenn Who Killed Mr. Chippendale? A mystery in poems. About the reactions of students, colleagues, and others when a high school teacher is shot to death.
YA Grimes Bronx Masquerade. When a high school teacher in the Bronx begins to host open-mike poetry in his classroom on Fridays, his students find a forum to express their identity issues and forge unexpected connections with one another.
YA Grover Loose Threads. A seventh grader tries to deal with her grandmother's battle with breast cancer.
J Hesse Out of the Dust. In a series of poems, fifteen-year-old Billie Jo relates the hardships of living on her family's wheat farm in Oklahoma during the dust bowl years of the Depression.
YA Hesse Witness. A series of poems express the views of various people in a small Vermont town, including a young black girl and a young Jewish girl, during the early 1920s when the Ku Klux Klan is trying to infiltrate the town.
J 811.54 Hopkins BeenTo Yesterdays: Poems of a Life. Chronicles Hopkins' growing-up years between the ages of twelve and thirteen.
YA Janezcko World’s Afire: The Hartford Circus Fire of 1944. An account of a horrific event that killed 167 people, mostly women and children, and injured 500. In a collection of narrative poems, Janeczko describes a circus fire that took place on July 6, 1944 in Hartford, CT, from the viewpoints of those who were there.
YA Koertge The Brimstone Journals. In a series of short interconnected poems, students at a high school nicknamed Brimstone reveal the violence existing and growing in their lives.
YA 811.54 Rylant Soda Jerk . A series of poems spoken by a young soda jerk in a small town as he observes the people and places around him .
YA Sones One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies. Fifteen-year-old Ruby has to leave the boy she loves and move from the East Coast to Hollywood to live with her famous movie star father who she's never even met because he divorced her mother before she was even born.
YA Sones Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy The story of what happens when thirteen-year-old Cookie's big sister has a nervous breakdown and has to be hospitalized.
YA Sones What My Mother Doesn't Know. Fourteen-and-a-half year old Sophie is having a hard time trying to figure out the difference between love and lust.
YA Wayland Girl Coming in for a Landing. A series of poems about a teenaged girl who secretly likes to write poetry.
YA Wolff Make Lemonade. In order to earn money for college, fourteen-year-old LaVaughn babysits for a teenage mother.
YA Wolff True Believer. The sequel to Make Lemonade tells more of LaVaughn's story as she learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that life is what you make it.
YA Woodson Locomotion. Lonnie Collins Motion is a New York City fifth grader with a gifted teacher who assigns her class to write different forms of poetry. The house fire that killed Lonnie's parents and the four years of trauma and slow healing that follow are gradually revealed through his writings.
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