The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
“The more I bruise the page the quicker something inside me heals”
MARIAHREADIT BOOK REVIEW
“The world is almost peaceful when you stop trying to understand it.”
As a latina born to a catholic family who realized pretty early on she was an atheist.
As an ally born in a country where people toss around the words “f*gg*t” and “d*ke” like they’re not deeply offensive.
As a woman born in a country who just elected a president that said in multiple debates that he believes women should earn less than men because they’ll eventually get pregnant and have to take time off their jobs.
As a daughter born to a father who tells me sexism is dead but buys me a new pepper spray keychain every year.
As a future lawyer who’s witnessed multiple female judges be disrespected in their own courtrooms in ways their male peers would never have been.
This book was a gunshot to the heart.
Xiomara’s story is one intimately familiar and yet brand new.
The author brings her book to life in the audiobook in a way I can’t imagine anyone else doing.
This is art.