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Elizabeth Acevedo

About Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo is the author of The Poet X, winner of the 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Fiction Award and National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

The Poet X: Elizabeth Acevedo’s 2018 BGHB Fiction & Poetry Award Speech

I am so honored to be receiving the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. I want to give thanks to my agent, Ammi-Joan Paquette, who believed in my voice long before I had much to show for it. And who trusted her gut enough to tell me when certain projects I sent along weren’t ready for the […]