We Died in Water

We Died in WaterThis is a memoir that faces how every love story reflects the one before it Like waves, people crash into each other before pulling back I have always known this kind of breaking First, my father left my mother And, in the same way, someone left me I have felt this flux endlessly A shattering.

Aphrodite Made Me Do It

Aphrodite Made Me Do ItBestselling and award winning author Trista Mateer takes an imaginative approach to self care in this new poetry and prose collection, Aphrodite Made Me Do It In this empowering retelling, she uses the mythology of the goddess to weave a common thread through the past and present By the end of thi

Poemsia

PoemsiaAward winning author and poet Lang Leav presents a YA novel that is an absolute fan pleaser Verity Wolf dreams of being a poet not that she d ever admit it to anyone Her best friend Jess thinks she s definitely got what it takes, while her cat, Zorro is characteristically indifferent As for the cu

Ordinary Hazards

Ordinary HazardsThis powerful story, told with the music of poetry and the blade of truth, will help your heart grow Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Shout A testimony and a triumph Jason Reynolds, author of Long Way Down In her own voice, acclaimed author and poet Nikki Grimes explores the trut

Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday Resistance

Take the Mic: Fictional Stories of Everyday ResistanceA young adult anthology featuring fictional stories of everyday resistance You might be the kind of person who stands up to online trolls Or who marches to protest injustice Perhaps you are DisabledAndCute and dancing around your living room, alive and proud Or perhaps you are the trans mentor

Felon: Poems

Felon: PoemsFelon tells the story of the effects of incarceration in fierce, dazzling poems canvassing a wide range of emotions and experiences through homelessness, underemployment, love, drug abuse, domestic violence, fatherhood, and grace and, in doing so, creates a travelogue for an imagined life Reginald

Redwood and Ponytail

Redwood and PonytailTold in verse in two voices, with a chorus of fellow students, this is a story of two girls, opposites in many ways, who are drawn to each other Kate appears to be a stereotypical cheerleader with a sleek ponytail and a perfectly polished persona, Tam is tall, athletic and frequently mistaken for a

Arias

AriasFollowing her recent Odes, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet gives us radical new poems of intimate life and political conscience, of race and class and a mother s violence The atom bomb, Breaking Bad, Rasputin, the cervix, her mother s return from the dead the peerless Sharon Olds once again takes

I'm Not Your Paper Princess: Poems

I'm Not Your Paper Princess: PoemsJ.R Rogue has self published five novels and ten poetry collections Several of her poetry collections have become bestsellers, including Tell Me Where It Hurts, La Douleur Exquise, and Exits, Desires, Slow Fires, two of which were also Goodreads Choice Nominees for poetry In her latest book of

Falling Toward the Moon

Falling Toward the MoonFrom the authors of The New York Times bestseller Empty Bottles Full of Stories comes a brand new collection of compelling poetry and prose.The heart will ache, the soul will feel weary, and the mind will be weighed down by the things you wish to forget There will be nights when all you have is you

Under the Broken Sky

Under the Broken SkyA beautifully told middle grade novel in verse about a Japanese orphan s experience in occupied rural Manchuria during World War II Twelve year old Natsu and her family live a quiet farm life in Manchuria, near the border of the Soviet Union But the life they ve known begins to unravel when her fa

The Shortest Day

The Shortest DayIn this seasonal treasure, Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper s beloved poem heralds the winter solstice, illuminated by Caldecott Honoree Carson Ellis s strikingly resonant illustrations So the shortest day came, and the year died As the sun set on the shortest day of the year, early people would

Space Struck

Space StruckConsider this glowing debut from Paige Lewis a menagerie of near extinction Space Struck explores the wonders and cruelties occurring within the realms of nature, science, and religion, with the acuity of a sage, the deftness of a hunter, and a hilarious sensibility for the absurd The universe is

Validate Me

Validate MeFrom the bestselling author of She Must Be Mad comes the second book of poetry and prose from Charly Cox Honest, raw, insightful and magically interweaving the everyday with the abstract, Charly s writing is exquisite She is a leading light of the new cohort of young women who are changing the lan

Long Way Down

Long Way DownAn ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is New York Times bestseller Jason Reynolds s fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he s going to murder the guy who killed his brother.A cannon A strap A piece A biscuit A burner.

The Sun and Her Flowers

The Sun and Her FlowersFrom Rupi Kaur, the 1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey, comes her long awaited second collection of poetry A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing Ancestry and honoring one s roots Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself Divided into five

How We Fight For Our Lives

How We Fight For Our LivesFrom award winning poet Saeed Jones, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming of age memoir written at the crossroads of sex, race, and power People don t just happen, writes Saeed Jones We sacrifice former versions of ourselves We sacrifice the people who dared to raise us The I it s