"Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, Xiomara Batista has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. She pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers--especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about. Mami is determined to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, and Xiomara understands that her thoughts are best kept to herself. When she is invited to join her school's slam poetry club, she can't stop thinking about performing her poems"--Dust jacket.
Adolescence -- Juvenile fiction.
Authorship -- Fiction.
Authorship -- Juvenile fiction.
Dominican Americans -- Fiction.
Dominican Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
High school students -- Fiction.
High school students -- Juvenile fiction.
High school students.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Juvenile fiction.
New York (State) -- New York -- Harlem.
Novels in verse.
Poetry slams -- Fiction.
Poetry slams -- Juvenile fiction.
Poets -- Fiction.
Poets -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Self-esteem -- Fiction.
Self-esteem -- Juvenile fiction.
Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Juvenile fiction.
Women poets -- Fiction.
Women poets -- Juvenile fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- Coming of Age.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- Novels in Verse.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION -- People & Places -- United States -- Hispanic & Latino.
Novels in verse.
Young adult fiction.
Young adult works.