The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Available At: Electronic, Aspen Valley (JH), Challenger, Chinook Trail (MS), DCC (MS), Eagleview, Liberty, Pine Creek, Rampart

Categories : Cursing, Sexual, Violence

Description: Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

YA Label?: Yes

Notes: This book contains profanity; sexual activities; sexual nudity

Violations (Miller Test [MT] & Colorado Obscenity Test [CD])

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Page 130: In bed at night my fingers search a heat I have no name for. Sliding into a center, finding a hidden core, or stem, or maybe the root. I’m learning to caress and breathe at the same time. How to be silent and feel something grow inside me. And when it all builds up, I sink into my mattress.

Page 321: In Aman’s arms my hands touch skin. In Aman’s arms my shirt comes off. In Aman’s arms I am shy for a moment. In Aman’s arms I am beautiful beautiful beautiful. In Aman’s arms I feel beautiful. In Aman l s arms my jeans unsnap. In Aman’s arms I show myself. In Aman’s arms naked skin rubs against mine.

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