Elizabeth Acevedo

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ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is a New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X, With the Fire on High, and Clap When You Land. 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.

Her books include, Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths (YesYes 2016), The Poet X (HarperCollins, 2018), & With The Fire On High (HarperCollins, 2019), and Clap When You Land (HarperCollins, 2020).

She holds a BA in Performing Arts f
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The Poet X

4.38 avg rating — 87,798 ratings — published 2018 — 38 editions
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With the Fire on High

4.23 avg rating — 59,194 ratings — published 2019 — 32 editions
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Clap When You Land

4.31 avg rating — 60,559 ratings — published 2020 — 24 editions
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Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths

4.33 avg rating — 365 ratings — published 2016
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Write Yourself A Lantern: A...

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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.”
Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X

“The world is almost peaceful when you stop trying to understand it.”
Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X

“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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