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Elizabeth Acevedo

Biography

Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo is the daughter of Dominican immigrants. THE POET X is her debut novel. She lives with her partner in Washington, DC. 

Elizabeth Acevedo

Books by Elizabeth Acevedo

by Elizabeth Acevedo - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Poetry, Young Adult 13+

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has let her fists do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours it all into a notebook, reciting the words like prayers. With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara knows that her thoughts are best kept to herself. So when she is invited to join her school’s slam poetry club, she doesn’t know how she could ever attend without her mami finding out. But she still can’t stop thinking about performing her poems.