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Elizabeth Acevedo

Forfatter af The Poet X

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Elizabeth Acevedo is a Dominican-American poet and author, born and raised in New York City. She is a graduate of The George Washington University with a BA in Performing Arts and the University of Maryland with a MFA in Creative Writing. Her poetry has appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post vis mere and Teen Vogue. Her work includes Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths, The Poet X, and With the Fire on High. She received several awards for her book The Poet X, a 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Michael L Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature, the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children's Literature, and the 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Værker af Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X (2018) — Forfatter; Fortæller, nogle udgaver2,469 eksemplarer
With the Fire on High (2019) — Forfatter; Fortæller, nogle udgaver1,502 eksemplarer
Clap When You Land (2020) — Forfatter; Fortæller, nogle udgaver1,403 eksemplarer
Family Lore (2023) 339 eksemplarer
Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice (2020) 141 eksemplarer
Inheritance: A Visual Poem (2022) 102 eksemplarer
Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths (2016) 49 eksemplarer
Untitled 3 eksemplarer
The Poer 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (1991) — Forord, nogle udgaver3,352 eksemplarer
Pride (2018) — Fortæller, nogle udgaver1,028 eksemplarer
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Bidragyder — 168 eksemplarer
Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora (2021) — Bidragyder — 103 eksemplarer
The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (2016) — Bidragyder — 94 eksemplarer
Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages (2017) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism (2018) — Bidragyder — 67 eksemplarer
The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext (2020) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer

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In her debut novel, Acevedo tells the story of a teen from Harlem, who finds her voice in writing poetry, but who struggles against her mother’s expectations.

I love poetry. I am in awe with how much a poet can convey in so few words. And Acevedo does a truly marvelous job in this novel-in-verse.

Xiomara (sometimes referred to as Xio or simply X) is not the best student, but when it comes to her poetry her English teacher recognizes talent and encourages Xio to express herself. Being a teenager is hard. Xio’s path is further complicated by her early development of “curves” and by her twin brother’s genius status. (He has skipped a grade and attends a different school.) Then there is her mother, who at one time wanted to be a nun, but instead married Xio’s father. Mami insists that Xio attend church and be pious, but Xio isn’t feeling it.

She isn’t at all wild, but she is attracted to a boy in her biology lab. She would like to be able to be a normal teenager, with friends, including boys, but she cannot talk to her mother. So, she pours her feelings into her poetry, written in a leather-bound notebook her twin gave her. As she finds her voice, she also finds the courage to be herself.
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BookConcierge | 165 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
I read this book switching back and forth between audiobook and physical, and it was really wonderful both ways! It’s honest, engaging, and lively, and there was never a point where I wasn’t interested in X’s story. The explorations of thoughts on family, religious belief, teenage feelings, and finding your voice were all handled with such care and truthfulness that it was almost impossible to not become emotional involved. Acevedo is definitely an auto-read author for me now, both this and “With the Fire on High” were incredible books!… (mere)
deborahee | 165 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |
This novel with elements of magical realism jumps back and forth in time, is centered on the Marte family, and is set between New York City and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The sisters at the heart of this novel have special abilities: One (Flor) has dreams that tell her when someone is going to die; one can tell when people are not being truthful, and one is an accomplished herbalist. Flor decides to gather her family for a living wake for herself and her loved ones assume that she is dying, although she refuses to confirm this speculation. However, Flor refuses to confirm this to anyone, even her own sisters, one of the many secrets at play in the dramatic family story there is plenty of drama simmering under the surface of the family. While I found the story engaging, parts of it dragged for me and because of the large cast of characters, I lost track a few times. Nevertheless, the writing is lyrical and powerful, and I plan to read more of Ms. Acevedo’s books.… (mere)
bschweiger | 10 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2024 |
Liked this one but didn’t love it.

Teenaged mother living in Philly and trying to navigate life on the brink of full adulthood. She has a talent for cooking and that’s the crux of the story. Appreciated all the Philadelphia tidbits.

From book subscription service. Also, it’s a physically beautiful book, covered in illustrations of bright tropical fruits.
hmonkeyreads | 75 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2024 |



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