by Claudia Rojas
She is the current Poet Laureate and I haven’t read her work before, so I’m excited to see how I like it!
For its important themes of police brutality. It’s also recommended for fans of The Hate U Give, which is on my to-read list.
I’m excited about this one because of its eye-catching title and cultural/coming of age themes.
- The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (March):
It’s a novel written by a poet who’s local to DC. Also, the girl-meets-poetry storyline is really neat too.
- Florida by Lauren Groff (June)
I’m excited for this one because of Groff’s acclaim in the fiction world and because I love short story collections!