18 YA Verse Novels To Pick Up During National Poetry Month

    Add these to your reading list if you haven't already!

    Young adult verse novels are known for their punchy, lyrical quality. They often blend poetry with the challenges many teens face, from identity to racism and sexual assault. If you’re looking for a new book to hold your attention while offering a dose of poetry, these are excellent choices. Keep in mind, however, that several of these books deal with sensitive issues like sexual assault and addiction.

    1. Chlorine Sky by Mahogany L. Browne

    2. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

    3. Every Body Looking by Candice Iloh

    4. Home Is Not a Country by Safia Elhillo

    5. 500 Words or Less by Juleah del Rosario

    6. Solo by Kwame Alexander and Mary Rand Hess

    7. Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

    8. The Truth Project by Dante Medema

    9. Love & Leftovers by Sarah Tregay

    10. If I Tell You the Truth by Jasmin Kaur

    11. Three Things I Know Are True by Betty Culley

    12. Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough

    13. Crank by Ellen Hopkins

    14. A Time to Dance by Padma Venkatraman

    15. We Come Apart by Brian Conaghan and Sarah Crossan

    16. Up From the Sea by Leza Lowitz

    17. Ordinary Hazards by Nikki Grimes

    18. White Rose by Kip Wilson