Teen Poetry

Coming of age, line by line
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"Hive", by Christina Stoddard - a remarkable debut collection of poems about brutality, exaltation, rebellion, and allegiance. Written in the voice of a teenage Mormon girl, these poems chronicle an inheritance of daily violence and closely guarded secrets. Best friends, sisters, serial killers, and the ominous Elders populate poems that depict the speaker's struggle with the widening gulf between her impulse toward faith and her growing doubts about the people who claim to know God’s will.

I’ve been fond of saying recently that until someone agrees to publish the inside of my book, I’ll have to settle for designing the outsides of other peoples’ books.

"To This Day - for the bullied and beautiful", by Shane Koyczan and various illustrators - '"I'm not the only kid who grew up this way surrounded by people who used to say that rhyme about sticks and stones as if broken bones hurt more than the names we got called." From acclaimed spoken-word poet Shane Koyczan, the rallying cry against bullying that became a viral video viewed over 12-million times. A book to take solace in, featuring the work of 30 leading artists from around the world.

An authentic rallying cry for anyone who has been affected by bullying. In February Shane Koyczan's passionate anti-bullying poem To This Day electrified the world. An animated video of the lyri

"Lullabies", by Lang Leav - Set to a musical theme, love's poetic journey begins with a 'Duet' and travels through 'Interlude' and 'Finale' with an 'Encore' popular piece from the best-selling "Love & Misadventure". Lang Leav's evocative poetry speaks to the soul of anyone who is on this journey. Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. See also "Love & Misadventure" and "Memories".

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"Love & Misadventure", by Lang Leav - 'Love is a game of tic-tac-toe, constantly waiting for the next x or o.' See also "Lullabies" and Memories".

Love & Misadventure Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair - from the initial butterflies to the soaring heights - through to the devastating plunge.

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