Best YA Poetry Books

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Underlined by asking yourself, what inspires you? Check out this list of the best YA poetry books and novels in verse and get inspired to live a poetic life. What poetry are you reading this month? Let us know at @getunderlined!

The Best YA Poetry Books

Chlorine Sky

Chlorine Sky

From the first ever poet-in-residence at Lincoln Center comes a bold coming-of-age story told in verse about a young woman who loses a best friend, but finds herself in the process. The joys of basketball, the tumult of high school, and the bonds of family are lyrically woven together in this must-read novel.

Home Is Not a Country

Home Is Not a Country

From the  acclaimed poet featured on Forbes Africa’s “30 Under 30” list, this powerful novel-in-verse captures one girl, caught between cultures, on an unexpected journey tofacethe ephemeral girl she might have been. Woven through with moments of lyrical beauty,thisis a tender meditation on family, belonging, and home.

Finding Jupiter

Finding Jupiter

Sparks fly when Orion and Ray meet for the first time at a roller rink in Memphis. But these star-crossed souls have a past filled with secrets that threaten to tear them apart before their love story even begins. Found poetry, grief, and fate collide in this powerful debut.

Vinyl Moon

Vinyl Moon

A teen girl hiding the scars of a past relationship finds home and healing in the words of strong Black writers. A beautiful sophomore novel from a critically acclaimed author and poet that explores how words have the power to shape and uplift our world even in the midst of pain.

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In the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and Light Filters In, this compilation of short, powerful poems from Instagram sensation Trista Mateer shines beauty and insight into relationships, love, growing up, and learning to cope.

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