April is National Poetry Month! We’re celebrating poets and their craft with audiobooks-in-verse and poetry collections that beautifully capture feelings about identity, love, and growth. Budding young wordsmiths, prepare to be inspired:
Ellie is tired of being fat-shamed and does something about it in Starfish, a poignant debut novel-in-verse. Ever since Ellie made a big splash at her fifth birthday party, sheâ€™s been bullied about her weight. In the water, she can stretch herself out like a starfish and take up all the room she wants.
When Ada leaves home for her freshman year at a Historically Black College, itâ€™s the first time sheâ€™s ever been so far from her family. As she stumbles deeper into the world of dance and explores her sexuality, she also begins to wrestle with her past.
For more poetry listens for kids, teens, and adults visit our full poetry collection.