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Dizzy in your eyes :   poems about love Dizzy in your eyes : poems about love

Mora, Pat.

...an original collection of poems, each with a different teen narrator sharing unique thoughts, moments, sadness, or heart's desire: the girl who loves swimming, plunging into the water that creates her own world; the guy who leaves flowers on the windshield of the girl he likes. Each of the teens in these 50 original poems, written using a variety of poetic forms, will be recognizable to the reader as the universal emotions, ideas, impressions, and beliefs float across the pages in these gracefully told verses.


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19 Varieties of Gazelle :  Poems of the Middle East book 19 Varieties of Gazelle : Poems of the Middle East

Nye, Naomi Shihab
811.54 NYE

Fowzi, who beats everyone at dominoes; Ibtisam, who wanted to be a doctor; Abu Mahmoud, who knows every eggplant and peach in his West Bank garden; mysterious Uncle Mohammed, who moved to the mountain; a girl in a red sweater dangling a book bag; children in velvet dresses who haunt the candy bowl at the party; Baba Kamalyari, age 71; Mr. Dajani and his swans; Sitti Khadra, who never lost her peace inside. Naomi Shihab Nye has been writing about being Arab-American, about Jerusalem, about the West Bank, about family all her life. These new and collected poems of the Middle East -- sixty in all -- appear together here for the first time.




The Rose That Grew from Concrete book The Rose That Grew from Concrete

Shakur, Tupac, 1971-1996.
811.54 SHAKUR

His talent was unbounded, a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable -- remaining vibrant and alive. Here now, newly discovered, are Tupac's most honest and intimate thoughts conveyed through the pure art of poetry -- a mirror into his enigmatic life and its many contradictions. Written in his own hand at the age of nineteen, they embrace his spirit, his energy...and his ultimate message of hope.




Brave new voices DVD Brave new voices


DVD-ED 811.608 BRA3243

In 44 communities across the U.S., teenagers are competing for a spot on their regional poetry teams. This series will follow the stories of six of these teams as they select their poets to compete at the National Slam Poetry championship.




Borrowed names : poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and their daughters Juvenile Book Borrowed names : poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and their daughters

Atkins, Jeannine, 1953-
J 811.6 ATKINS

As a child, Laura Ingalls Wilder traveled across the prairie in a covered wagon. Her daughter, Rose, thought those stories might make a good book, and the two created the beloved Little House series. Sarah Breedlove, the daughter of former slaves, wanted everything to be different for her own daughter, A'Lelia. Together they built a million-dollar beauty empire for women of color. Marie Curie became the first person in history to win two Nobel prizes in science. Inspired by her mother, Irene too became a scientist and Nobel prize winner. Borrowed names is the story of these extraordinary mothers and daughters.




Things I Have to Tell You :  Poems and Writing by Teenage Girls Teen Book Things I Have to Tell You : Poems and Writing by Teenage Girls

edited by Betsy Franco ; photographs by Nina Nickles
TEEN 810.8092 THINGS

A collection of poems, stories, and essays written by girls twelve to eighteen years of age and revealing the secrets which enabled them to overcome the challenges they faced.




My letter to the world and other poems Teen Book My letter to the world and other poems

Dickinson, Emily, 1830-1886.
TEEN 811.4 DICKINS

Visions in Poetry is an innovative and award-winning series of classic poems reinterpreted for todays readers by outstanding contemporary artists in distinctively beautiful editions.




Love : selected poems Teen Book Love : selected poems

Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962.
TEEN 811.52 CUMMING

This collection of poems by E. E. Cummings explores all the terrains of love, lust, romance and seduction. Accompanied by the electrifying art work of Christopher Myers, this is the token for readers of all ages to share with their loved one or the one the intend to seduce!




Poems from Homeroom :  a Writer's Place to Start Teen Book Poems from Homeroom : a Writer's Place to Start

Appelt, Kathi
TEEN 811.54 APPELT

A collection of original poems and creative writing exercises that will inspire teens to write about their own lives. ""Since the very beginnings of the human race, we've been gathering in circles and telling stories because beyond the physical needs for food, water, clean air, and security, one of our most basic yearnings is to express ourselves, to share what we know, what we dream, what we imagine, and what we feel.""




How to (un)cage a girl : poems Teen Book How to (un)cage a girl : poems

Block, Francesca Lia.
TEEN 811.54 BLOCK

A celebration of girls and women in a three part poetry collection that is powerful, hopeful, authentic, and universal.




More than friends : poems from him and her Teen Book More than friends : poems from him and her

Holbrook, Sara.
TEEN 811.54 HOLBROO

Teenage love explored from his and her points of view. From the first furtive looks across the classroom to the blossom of new romance and the final flameout, teenage love is loaded with awkwardness, uncertainty, dreams, conflict, and pure bliss. In sonnets, tankas, villanelles, and other poetic forms, Holbrook and Wolf examine the efforts of two teenagers who dare to be more than friends.




More than friends : poems from him and her Teen Book More than friends : poems from him and her

Holbrook, Sara.
TEEN 811.54 HOLBROO

Poems about relationships between young men and women.




Think again Teen Book Think again

Lawson, JonArno.
TEEN 811.54 LAWSON

This collection of quietly beautiful and surprisingly humorous short poems reveals first love's uncertainties, frustrations and joys. Whether describing two people meeting or the misunderstandings and revelations that follow, these poems and the evocative illustrations that accompany them will give readers every reason to think ... and think again.




A maze me : poems for girls Teen Book A maze me : poems for girls

Nye, Naomi Shihab.
TEEN 811.54 NYE

Life is a tangle of twisting paths. Some short. Some long. There are dead ends. And there are choices. And wrong turns, and detours, and yield signs, and instruction booklets, and star maps, and happiness, and loneliness. And friends. And sisters. And love. And poetry. Life is a maze. You are a maze. Amazed. And amazing.




Partly cloudy :   poems of love and longing Teen Book Partly cloudy : poems of love and longing

Soto, Gary.
TEEN 811.54 SOTO

Poet Gary Soto captures the voices of young people as they venture toward their first kiss, brood over bruised hearts, and feel the thrill of first love.




Behind the Wheel :  Poems about Driving Teen Book Behind the Wheel : Poems about Driving

Wong, Janet S.
TEEN 811.54 WONG

Thirty-six poems look at various aspects of driving, including passing the written driver's test, being pulled over by a cop, and having an accident, and treat them as metaphors for life.




The Pain Tree, and Other Teenage Angst-Ridden Poetry Teen Book The Pain Tree, and Other Teenage Angst-Ridden Poetry

collected and illustrated by Esther Pearl Watson and Mark Todd
TEEN 811.5408 PAIN TR

Real teens. Real pain. Real good poetry.




Blue Lipstick :  Concrete Poems Teen Book Blue Lipstick : Concrete Poems

Grandits, John.
TEEN 811.6 GRANDIT

A 15-year-old girl named Jessie voices typical and not so typical teenage concerns in this unique, hilarious collection of poems. Her musings about trying out new makeup and hairstyles, playing volleyball and cello, and dealing with her annoying younger brother are never boring or predictable.




Falling hard : 100 love poems by teenagers Teen Book Falling hard : 100 love poems by teenagers


TEEN 811.608 FALLING

An unforgettable collection of one hundred poems by teenagers, capturing the vertigo-inducing realm of romantic love. The poets are straight, gay, lesbian, bi, or transgender. They live next door or across an ocean; they are innocent or experienced; their lyric explorations range from new love to stale love, obsession to ennui, ecstasy to heartbreak, and every nuance in between. Whether the romantic escapades described are touching, comical, or tragic, whether the feelings expressed are tender and sweet or brutal and biting, readers will find the love these young poets openly share to be exquisitely, excruciatingly, endlessly fascinating.




Time you let me in : 25 poets under 25 Teen Book Time you let me in : 25 poets under 25


TEEN 811.608 TIME YO

They are inspiring talented stunning remarkable wise They are also fearless depressed hilarious impatient in love out of love pissed off And they want you to let them in.




You don't even know me : stories and poems about boys Teen Book You don't even know me : stories and poems about boys

Flake, Sharon.
TEEN FLAKE

This collection of original stories and poems provides rare insight into the minds of adolescent African American boys. There’s Tow-Kaye, getting married at age seventeen to the love of his life, who’s pregnant. James writes in his diary about his twin brother’s terrible secret, while Tyler explains what it’s like to be a player with the ladies. And Eric takes us on a tour of North Philly on the Fourth of July, when the heat could make a guy go crazy. Sharon G. Flake’s talent for telling it like it is will leave readers thinking differently, feeling deeply, and definitely wanting more.




Crossing stones Teen Book Crossing stones

Frost, Helen, 1949-
TEEN FROST

In their own voices, four young people, Muriel, Frank, Emma, and Ollie, tell of their experiences during the first World War, as the boys enlist and are sent overseas, Emma finishes school, and Muriel fights for peace and women's suffrage.




Steampunk Poe Teen Book Steampunk Poe

Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849.
TEEN POE

Presents a collection of Poe's short stories and poems, including "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Fall of the House of Usher," and "The Raven," accompanied by steampunk-inspired illustrations.




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