“When the heart gets lost, let the music find you.” The power and energy of music floats off the pages in this can’t-put-it-down YA novel-in-verse. Solo tells the story of seventeen-year-old Blade as he struggles to come to grips with his past and overcome the challenges of his rockstar father’s addictions. Told through verse poems, … Continue reading Solo by Kwame Alexander with Mary Rand Hess
Veda lives and breathes dance. From a very young age, dance has mesmerized and captured her essence. She works diligently to perfect her dance skills so that one day she can be a star dancer. Her dream is shattered in the blink of an eye. Determined not to give up, Veda pushes herself even harder … Continue reading A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman
This novel-in-verse tells the story of sixteen-year-old Viola’s journey from war-torn South Sudan, to Cairo, Egypt, and finally to a refugee community in Portland, Maine. Step inside Viola’s shoes and experience the heartache, love, loss, and hope her story has to offer. Verdict: This is an important novel for all to read. It touches on … Continue reading The Good Braider by Terry Farish
This novel in verse story follows the life of twelve-year-old Nick Hall, a dedicated soccer star and word wizard.