April 1, 2017 | strande
Below you will find a suggestions of crossover titles. Stories that are told in verse: not rhyming poems and not dense prose, these books live in their own category. Click on each title for description and availability.
Susie is jealous when her brother is deemed a town hero, so she finds solace in the poetry and reclusive lifestyle of Emily Dickinson.
A biographical novel in verse of three different girls in three different time periods who grew up to become groundbreaking scientists.
After moving from Alabama to Illinois, the talkative Keet finds it hard to make friends and stops talking, and no longer feeling like herself, sets out to find her voice.
Written in blank verse, the story of Mildred Loving, an African American girl, and Richard Loving, a Caucasian boy, who challenge the Viriginia law forbidding interracial marriages in the 1950s.
A biographical novel in verse of a half Native American, half African American female sculptor, Edmonia Lewis, working in the years right after the Civil War.
Ronit, an Israeli girl, and Jamil, a Palestinian boy, fall desperately into the throes of forbidden love, one that would create an irreparable rift between their families if it were discovered.
"A historical fiction novel in verse detailing the life of Clara Lemlich and her struggle for women's labor rights in the early 20th century in New York."--.
A seamless narrative in free verse--a funny, fierce and piercingly honest coming-of-middle-age story about falling apart and putting yourself back together.
The remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes.