There are books that rock and books that roll
But Shakespeare’s works can oft be droll
Enjoy these YA choices, poetry in verse
Written by a cast that’s incredibly diverse
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
A young Latino girl must decide
To strut forward, or stay and hide
Bull by David Elliott
The myth of the Minotaur you know very well
A new cast of perspectives, this tale will tell
A Time to Dance by Padma Kenkatraman
A triumph, an accident, a life down the drain
Will Veda ever be able to dance again?
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
A heavy decision weighs as he descends,
But in the elevator appears a ghostly friend?
Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson
A memoir in verse, companion to Speak
Reminding you no voice can ever be meek
Every Body Looking by Candace Iloh
All Ada wants is a place of her own
Will she find it through school, work, or home?
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta
What to do as a gay, mixed race teen?
Find your voice as a killer drag queen!
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
Two sisters, unbeknownst before their father’s passing
Must find out what family is without clashing