Books The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo Hardcover, 368 pages, HarperTeen, List Price: $17.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Poet XAuthorElizabeth Acevedo Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary The daughter of devout immigrants discovers the power of slam poetry and begins participating in a school club as part of her effort to understand her mother's strict religious beliefs and her own developing relationship to the world. Genres: Nonfiction Also by Elizabeth Acevedo With the Fire on High Clap When You Land Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about The Poet X Roma got a ton of nominations at this year's Academy Awards, and it more than warrants the praise. Carlos Somonte/Netflix hide caption toggle caption Carlos Somonte/Netflix Review Pop Culture Happy Hour 'Roma' Deserves Its Oscar Buzz January 25, 2019 Alfonso Cuarón directed the award-winning film Gravity in 2013, and won an Oscar for it. Now he's back with a movie that's equally ambitious, and much more personal. Roma is inspired by Alfonso Cuarón's childhood, and the movie tells the story of Cleo, a nanny and housekeeper in 1970's Mexico City. 'Roma' Deserves Its Oscar Buzz 21:16 Toggle more options Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/688197603/688290880" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.