Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes

Bronx Masquerade

Nikki Grimes

fiction poetry young adult emotional fast-paced

167 pages | first published 2001


When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high school English class, some of his classmates clamor to read their poems aloud too. Soon they're having weekly poetry sessions and, one by one, the eighteen students are opening up and taking on the risk...
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emotional 66%
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informative 11%


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