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Dominican Author Elizabeth Acevedo Becomes First Writer of Color to Win The Carnegie Medal

Virginia Isaad
Slam poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo made history when she won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for her debut The Poet X. The British literary award goes to an outstanding English-language book for children or young adults and this is the...
Culture

Elizabeth Acevedo Centers Cuisine and Culture in ‘With the Fire On High’

janelmartinez
Dominican-American poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo is bringing Afro-Latinx narratives to the publishing world. The Afro-Latina, whose debut novel, The Poet X, won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the Printz Award for Best Young Adult Novel...