Sunday, April 16, 2017

Your Syllabus For: Verse Fiction

Continuing the poetry talk from last week, this week's syllabus is for verse fiction. For those that don't know, verse fiction is basically poetry that tells a story. While there can be verses in poetry collections, they're usually not connected story-wise (they may all have a theme though, sometimes). Verse tells a story through its poetry so you're basically reading a fiction novel, but it's in poetry form.

Verse Fiction Syllabus

Make Lemonade books by Virginia Euwer Wolff

Witness by Karen Hesse (as well as others by her)

What My Mother Doesn't Know series by Sonya Sones (and others, she's written quite a few from what I see)

Jack series by Sharon Creech (as well as her other verse books)

The Brimstone Journals by Koertge

Jinx by Margeret Wild

Homeless Bird by Gloria Whelan

Crank series by Ellen Hopkins (as well as her many many other books)

Keesha's House by Helen Frost

Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy

Sold by Patricia McCormick

Street Love by Walter Dean Myers

A Bad Boy Can be Good For a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone

I Heart You, You Haunt Me by Lisa Schroeder (and check out some of her other books that are also verse fiction)

All the Broken Pieces by Ann Burg

Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow

Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell

Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams

Exposed by Kimberly Marcus

The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan

The Good Braider by Terry Farish

Under the Mesquite by Guadelupe Garcia McCall

Because I Am Furniture by Thalia Chaltas

Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

Words With Wings by Nikki Grimes

Karma by Cathy Ostlere

The Language Inside by Holly Thompson

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (and others)

A Time to Dance by Venkatramen

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (as well as her other books, because Woodson is a fantastic writer)

Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen

The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney

The Lonely Ones by Kelsey Sutton

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