#MMGM: Novels in Verse--Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson & Garvey in the Dark by Nikki Grimes
These two beautiful novels-in-verse have a lot in common. Both have black male protagonists who love music and play the guitar. Both boys have fathers who have health problems. Both books are written by BIPOC female authors who are known for their poetic abilities. The books have their differences as well, Garvey faces isolation during the pandemic while ZJ has his family and his 'boys' to help and support him.