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Elizabeth Acevedo

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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 visa mer 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) visa färre

Inkluderar namnet: Elizabeth Acevedo (author)

Verk av Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X (2018) — Författare; Berättare, vissa utgåvor2,461 exemplar
With the Fire on High (2019) — Författare; Berättare, vissa utgåvor1,497 exemplar
Clap When You Land (2020) — Författare; Berättare, vissa utgåvor1,407 exemplar
Family Lore (2023) 332 exemplar
Inheritance: A Visual Poem (2022) 101 exemplar
Untitled 3 exemplar
The Poer 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (1991) — Förord, vissa utgåvor3,347 exemplar
Pride (2018) — Berättare, vissa utgåvor1,025 exemplar
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 168 exemplar
Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora (2021) — Bidragsgivare — 104 exemplar
The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 94 exemplar
Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 91 exemplar
Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 65 exemplar
The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 57 exemplar


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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.… (mer)
bschweiger | 10 andra recensioner | 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 andra recensioner | Jan 25, 2024 |
I hadn't read a verse novel in awhile, so it took me at least the first 20 pages or so to adjust to the style/voice. But after I settled in, I was in deep. I loved the sister's different voices and how their stories were compared.
Dances_with_Words | 70 andra recensioner | Jan 6, 2024 |
Sooo good! My favorite poem was the one originally written in Spanish.
Dances_with_Words | 163 andra recensioner | Jan 6, 2024 |



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