School is a big part of the lives of teenagers, too. Here is a selection of poetry books for tweens and teens that are set in the daily life of school, past and present.
The list begins:
Alexander, Elizabeth and Nelson, Marilyn. 2007. Miss Crandall’s School for Young Ladies and Little Misses of Color. Honesdale, PA: Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press.
Bagert, Brod. 2006. Hormone Jungle; Coming of Age in Middle School. Gainesville, FL: Maupin House.
George, Kristine O’Connell. 2002. Swimming Upstream: Middle School Poems. New York: Clarion.
Glenn, Mel. 1982. Class Dismissed! High School Poems. New York: Clarion.
Grimes, Nikki. 2002. Bronx Masquerade. New York: Dial.
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