Spoken Word Artist, Elizabeth Acevedo, is receiving a wealth of praise for her new Young Adult (YA) book, The Poet X. The book follows, Xiomara, a 15 year old Afro-Dominican teen preparing to make her Catholic Confirmation who turns to writing as a way to cope with her wavering faith, and family discord.
Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, calls the novel “a story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into your heart.”
We’re so very proud of Elizabeth and all she is doing. The book’s release is set for 2018 and we can’t wait to see the mark Elizabeth makes in the YA genre!! Read more about what people are saying:
Teen Vogue recently published an interview with author, Elizabeth, and even included an excerpt of the book.
Bustle named The Poet X one of 13 upcoming YA books by Latinx authors to start getting excited about.
Remezcla calls The Poet X, ” a necessary addition to the collection of Latinx literature.”
Elizabeth Acevedo is a Latina Poet well known around the College Spoken Word Scene. Her poetry, similar to her book, often reflects themes such as social change, feminism, and diversity. Elizabeth holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. Her poetry has been featured in Latina Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Upworthy, Huffington Post, B.E.T., and PBS. Learn more about Elizabeth.