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Elizabeth Acevedo


Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times bestselling author of FAMILY LORE, her first novel for adults, and THE POET X, which won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Pura Belpré Award, the Carnegie medal, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and the Walter Award. She is also the author of WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH --- which was named a best book of the year by the New York Public Library, NPR, Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal --- and CLAP WHEN YOU LAND, which was a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor book and a Kirkus finalist.

She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writer’s Workshops. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion and resides in Washington, DC with her loves.

Elizabeth Acevedo

Books by Elizabeth Acevedo

by Elizabeth Acevedo - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Flor has a gift: she can predict, to the day, when someone will die. So when she decides she wants a living wake --- a party to bring her family and community together to celebrate the long life she’s led --- her sisters are surprised. Has Flor foreseen her own death, or someone else’s? Does she have other motives? She refuses to tell her sisters: Matilde, Pastora and Camila. But Flor isn’t the only person with secrets: her sisters are hiding things, too. And the next generation, cousins Ona and Yadi, face tumult of their own. Spanning the three days prior to the wake, FAMILY LORE traces the lives of each of the Marte women, weaving together past and present, Santo Domingo and New York City.