Mimi Oliver struggles with the question that so many other kids do: Who am I? This book, written in verse by Marilyn Hilton, describes the struggles of a mixed-race girl when the Civil Rights movement has already overturned the country.
Brown Girl Dreaming, a autobiographical poetry anthology written by Jacqueline Woodson, is a touching story filled with simple eloquence. With verses ranging from deep thoughts to the simplest haikus on how to listen, the thoughts of a girl yearning for her dreams will draw you in.
A poetry anthology, written in the first point of view, describes the feeling of a Vietnamese girl who has immigrated to the US in search of refuge from the political turmoil in her country. It captures the tension of the conflict and its aftershocks in an enthralling tale.