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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, Nikki Grimes
Collections Behind the Wheel, poems about driving, Janet Wong
, 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
, Nancy Willard, 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
, Karen Hesse
Stop Pretending
, Sonya Sones
What My Mother Doesn't Know
, Sonya Sones
Broken Sky by Mariko Nagai
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
House Arrest by K.A. Holt
The Moon Within by Aida Salazar
The Surrender Tree by Margarita Engles
Salt by Helen Frost
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Finding Baba Yaga by Jane Yolen
White Rose by Kip Wilson
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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