An all-time favorite author, Newbery Medalist Katherine Applegate, talks about her latest stunning novel, Odder, the story of an intrepid sea otter.
Browsing: Books Written in Verse
In this episode, I talk with Diana Farid about her coming-of-age novel written in verse, Wave, set in 1980s Southern California about a Persian American girl.
From acclaimed author Patricia Hruby Powell comes the story of a landmark civil rights case, told in spare and gorgeous verse.
This is a book young people will probably want to read more than once, both for the themes in the story and for the author’s storytelling. It will appeal to middle grade readers who like sports – especially basketball – and coming of age stories.
The verse novel is a condensed blend of poetry and story that flows from one word to the next. It shows the reader how to listen, how to see more sharply, how to emotionally connect. And somewhere in the journey we are changed.