New York : Christy Ottaviano, 2013
||Sam used to have things to say back
in Aberdeen, when he lived with his mom, when he had
dreams of starting a rock band with his two best
friends. That was then. Now that his “temporary”
stay with his grandparents in Des Moines has turned
into years, Sam spends most of his days tucked away
in his hoodie thinking about all the ways he can
Until one day when he becomes visible. When Luis, enter his English class, and Ms. Cassidy notices a vacant desk and an empty chair that happens to be right next to Sam. All of a sudden he has two people not only looking at him, but seeing him. And, when Luis asks Sam to be his partner in a class poetry slam, Sam is quite surprised when he says, “okay.” But, maybe Sam has finally found some words he wants heard. (Shelly Mastalerz, Teen Services Librarian, King County Library System, Evergreen Book Award)
|SUBJECTS: Des Moines (Wash.) -- Fiction.
Family life -- Washington (State) -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
Poetry -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.