Erin’s Pick of the Week: Bronx Masquerade

A classroom full of teens in a Bronx High School discover poetry while studying the Harlem Renaissance.  As each student writes and shares their poetry, they learn about themselves and their classmates.  The story is told in short chapters from a variety of different voices. Each chapter includes a bit about the character from his or her point of view and a poem he or she wrote.  These teens are struggling with everything from stereotypes to poverty to teen parenthood to discovering their own identities.  This book has something for everyone.

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