Contents Part One Understanding and Using Novels in Verse 1 Getting Started: Why Use Novels in Verse? 1 What Types of Books in Verse are ­ There? 10 How Can Novels in Verse Help Reluctant Readers? 12 Advocacy and Rethinking the Canon 16 Conclusion 23 Part Two Readers’ Advisory and Activities 25 The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo 26 Booked by Kwame Alexander 30 The Crossover by Kwame Alexander 33 Rebound by Kwame Alexander 34 Solo by Kwame Alexander 36 Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson 38 They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles 41 Freakboy by Kristin Elizabeth Clark 44 You Remind Me of You: A Poetry Memoir by Eireann Corrigan 48 Sanctuary Somewhere by Brenna Dimmig 50 Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir by Margarita Engle 52 Jazz Owls: A Novel of the Zoot Suit Riots by Margarita Engle 54 The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba’s Greatest Abolitionist by Margarita Engle 56 Soaring Earth by Margarita Engle 57 With a Star in My Hand: Ruben Dario, Poetry Hero by Margarita Engle 58 The Good Braider by Terry Farish 60
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