Novels in Poetry Form

Carvell, Marlene. Who Will Tell My Brother? 2002.
During his lonely crusade to remove offensive mascots from his high school, a Native American teenager learns more about his heritage, his ancestors and his place in the world.
Cormier, Robert. Frenchtown Summer. 1999.
An impressionistic reminiscence of a lonely, keenly observant boy living in post World War I Frenchtown.
Fields, Terri. After the Death of Anna Gonzales. 2002.
A powerful look at the effects of one girl’s suicide on her high school.
Glenn, Mel. Foreign Exchange: A Mystery in Poems. 1999.
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An African-American boy from the city is accused of murdering a local white girl.
Glenn, Mel. Jump Ball: A Basketball Season in Poems. 1997.
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The story of a high school basketball team's season is told through a series of poems that reflect the feelings of students, their families, teachers and coaches.
Glenn, Mel. Split Image: A Story in Poems. 2000.
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Everyone has an image of Laura Li, the most popular girl in school: "stone hearted," "warmhearted," "conceited deceiver," "humble achiever," "a virgin," "the hottest girl in the world."
Glenn, Mel. The Taking of Room 114: A Hostage Drama in Poems. 1997.
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A group of high school seniors are taken hostage by their history teacher and are forced to write poems about the experience as well as about the past four years spent attending their urban high school.
Glenn, Mel. Who Killed Mr. Chippendale? A Mystery in Poems. 1996.
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When popular Tower High English teacher Mr. Chippendale is fatally shot, the suspects include one of his students, a colleague, and even an ex-flame.
Hesse, Karen. Out of the Dust. 1997.
Billie Jo struggles to help her family survive the dustbowl years of the Depression.
Hesse, Karen. Witness. 2001.
A series of poems express the views of various people during the early 1920s when the Ku Klux Klan is trying to infiltrate their small Vermont town.
Hopkins, Ellen. Identical. 2008.
Kaeleigh and Raeanne are identical down to the dimple. As daughters of a district-court judge father and a politician mother, they are an all-American family , at least on the surface. Each sister has her own dark secret and that's where their differences begin.
Koertge, Ron. The Brimstone Journals. 2001.
In a series of short interconnected poems, students at a high school nicknamed Brimstone reveal the violence existing and growing in their lives.
Leviathan, David. The Realm of Possibility. 2004.
Through a series of poems, the author tells the stories of twenty teenagers and their friendships and romantic relationships.
McCormick, Patricia. Sold. 2006.
Lakshmi undertakes the long journey and arrives at "Happiness House" full of hope. But she soon discovers the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution.
Myers, Walter Dean. Street Love. 2006.
College-bound 17-year-old Damien Battle is a Harlem success story in the making, but when he connects with streetwise Junice Ambers, he embraces a whole new world. Will their love be strong enough to withstand the obstacles set up by their family and class differences as well as the decisions of the New York family court?
Rosenberg, Liz. 17: A Novel in Prose Poems. 2002.
Seventeen-year-old Stephanie journeys from childhood to womanhood as she experiences first love and deals with her fear of inheriting her mother's mental illness.
Sones, Sonya. What My Mother Doesn’t Know. 2001.
Sophie describes her relationships with a series of boys as she searches for Mr. Right.
Wayland, April Halprin. Girl Coming in for a Landing. 2002.
A novel of poems that follows a year in the life of a teenage girl.
Wolf, Virginia Euwer. Make Lemonade. 1993.
In order to earn money for college, 14-year-old LaVaughn babysits for a teenage mother.
Wolff, Virginia Euwer. True Believer. 2001.
Living in the inner city amidst guns and poverty, 15-year-old LaVaughn learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that life is what you make it -- an occasion to rise to.