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A Brief List of YA Poetry Titles, recommended by Nikki Grimes

Picture Books I See the Rhythm, Toyomi Igus
My Man Blue, NikkiGrimes
Collections Behind the Wheel, poems about driving, Janet Wong
Communion
, Pat Mora
Dime a Dozen
, Nikki Grimes
Fire in My Hands
, Gary Soto
Have You Been to the Beach Lately?
, Ralph Fletcher
I Am Wings
, Ralph Fletcher
My OwnTrue Name
, Pat Mora
Slow Dance Heart Break Rules
, Arnold Adoff
Something Permanent
, Cynthia Rylan
Step Lightly, Poems for the Journey
, NancyWillard, ed.
Novels Out of the Dust, Karen Hesse
Pretty Omens,
A. LaFaye
Soda Jerk
, Cynthia Rylant
Spoon River Anthology
, Edgar Lee Masters
Stepping Out with Grandma Mac,
Nikki Grimes
Testimony
, Karen Hesse
Stop Pretending
, Sonya Sones
What My Mother Doesn't Know
, Sonya Sones
Novels Incorporating Poetry Bronx Masquerade, Nikki Grimes
Jazmin's Notebook, Nikki Grimes
That Berries Should Grow, Gloria Whelan
Anthologies I Feel a Little Jumpy AroundYou, Naomi Shihab Nye and Paul Janezcko, eds.
Space Between Our Footsteps: Poems & Paintings From the Middle East,
Naomi Shihab Nye, ed.
What Have You Lost?, Naomi Shihab Nye, ed.
Family Been to Yesterdays, Lee Bennett Hopkins
Brown Honey & Broomwheat Tea
, Joyce Carol Thomas
Daddy Calls Me Man, Angela Johnson
Dime A Dozen, Nikki Grimes
I Am Tall, illus. by Javaka Steptoe
Nathaniel Talking, Eloise Greenfield
Rainbow Hands, Janet Wong
Stepping Out with Grandma Mac, Nikki Grimes

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