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Elizabeth Acevedo

  • 4 stars across 5 books
    ELIZABETH ACEVEDO was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city's tough grit. With over twelve years of performance experience, Acevedo has been a featured performer on BET and Mun2, as well as delivered several TED Talks. She has performed internationally and her poetry has been featured in Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post and Teen Vogue. Acevedo is a National Slam Champion, Beltway Grand Slam Champion, and the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam representative for Washington, D.C, where she lives and works. The Poet X is a Carnegie and National Book Award winner as well as a New York Times bestseller.
    3rd May 2018

    The Poet X - WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019

    WINNER OF THE THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTO... More

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    5th May 2020

    Clap When You Land

    The stunning New York Times bestselling novel from the 2019 Carnegie Medal winning, Waterstones Book Prize shortlisted a... More

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    19th September 2019

    With the Fire on High: From the winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019

    'A delicious, evocative story' THE GUARDIAN From the author of THE POET X comes a sumptuous prose novel, perfect for f... More

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    20th May 2021

    Elizabeth Acevedo Untitled

    A new novel from the New York Times bestselling and Carnegie Medal winning author Elizabeth Acevedo... More

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    25th September 2020

    The Poet X - WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019

    WINNER OF THE THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE WATERSTO... More

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    • The Poet X - WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019

      The Poet X - WINNER OF THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019

      by Fizz

      Absolutely exceptional young adult novel told through poetry. Beautifully written and incredibly moving. ...

    • Clap When You Land

      Clap When You Land

      After reading The Poet X, I wasn't sure what to make of this author so many people love. I thought it was okay, but felt like something that had been...

    • Clap When You Land

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      by Cbow

      This book is about two sisters who dont know about each other until their father dies in a plane crash. I thought this book was really cleverly writte...