Elizabeth Acevedo

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ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is a New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X and With the Fire on High. Her critically-acclaimed debut novel, The Poet X, won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. She is also the recipient of the Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, the CILIP Carnegie Medal, and the Boston Globe-Hornbook Award. Additionally, she was honored with the 2019 Pure Belpré Author Award for celebrating, affirming, and portraying Latinx culture and experience.


She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writer’s Workshops. She
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The Poet X

4.42 avg rating — 55,039 ratings — published 2018 — 27 editions
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With the Fire on High

4.26 avg rating — 36,828 ratings — published 2019 — 22 editions
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Clap When You Land

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“And I think about all the things we could be
if we were never told our bodies were not built for them.”
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“The world is almost peaceful when you stop trying to understand it.”
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“I only know that learning to believe in the power of my own words has been the most freeing experience of my life. It has brought me the most light. And isn't that what a poem is? A lantern glowing in the dark.”
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