Now for some poetry and YA literature
YA Literature in Poetic Form
Kwame Alexander Makes a Few Picks
If I were stranded in the house indefinitely, five novels-in-verse I’d want to have on my nightstand are...
(Brown Girl Dreaming is a genius memoir-in-verse NOT a novel-in-verse, people. Same goes for Enchanted Air and Shout. I obviously did not include my books, well at first i did, but the list ended up being only my kid said that was kinda wack. Of course I’m gonna have a Versify title. It’d be irresponsible not to, y’all. These are in no particular order).
1. Out of the Dust
2. Love that Dog
3. The Way a Door Closes (pt. 1)/Keeping the Night Watch (pt. 2)
4. Long Way Down
5. White Rose
What are yours?