Sunday, March 11, 2018

Faith, poetry, and family …

… The X Files: Elizabeth Acevedo and the Poetry of Young Identity | Village Voice. (Hat tip, G. E. Reutter.

The Poet X is Acevedo’s first novel, inspired by teaching eighth-grade English in a school that served primarily Latinx students. It follows fifteen-year-old Xiomara Batista, who struggles to reconcile her mother’s devotion to Catholicism with her own values as she prepares for confirmation.

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