The members of the Best Fiction for Young Adults Blogging Team are: Coordinator, Lorraine Roussin, San Antonio ISD, San Antonio, TX; Megan Baird, Yuma County Library District, San Luis, AZ; Cathy DeCampli, Haddonfield Public Library, Haddonfield, NJ; Kimmie DePinto, Thornton, CO; Molly Dettmann, Pioneer Library System, Moore, OK; Lindsay Fricke, Novi Public Library, Novi, MI; Mary Gensel, Lansing, IL; Dana Hutchins, Jackson Middle School, San Antonio, TX; Carol Maples, Central High School, Lufkin, TX; Shelbie Marks, Prescott Valley Public Library, Prescott Valley, AZ; Cate Merlin, Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA; Cathy Rettberg, Menlo School, Atherton, CA; Celeste Rhoads, The American Library in Paris, Paris France; Jenny Zbrizher, Morris County Library, Whippany, NJ; and with the help of administrative assistant Molly Moore, Bogart Library, Bogart, GA.
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*Acevedo, Elizabeth. The Poet X. 2018. Harper Teen. $17.99 (9780062662804). Xiomara Batista struggles with, well, most things in her life- her mother, her twin, and her place in the Catholic church. In the past, she's used her fists to solve problems, as well as secretly writing poetry, but now it may be time to use those poems to fight back.