Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo is author of Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths (YesYes Books, 2016), as well as the novels Clap When You Land (Quill Tree Books, 2020); With the Fire on High (Quill Tree Books, 2019); and THE POET X (HarperTeen, 2018), which won the 2018 National Book Award in Young People’s Literature. She holds a BA from George Washington University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo is a National Poetry Slam Champion and lives in Washington, D.C.