Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo
Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Poet X, which won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and the Walter Award. She is also the author of With the Fire on High – which was named a best book of the year by the New York Public Library, NPR, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal – and Clap When You Land, which was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor book and a Kirkus Prize finalist. She is a National Poetry Slam champion and holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo lives with her partner in Washington, DC.