The Author Village wants to say a big congratulations to our own Elizabeth Acevedo, winner of the prestigious 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction and Poetry for her amazing debut novel The Poet X! The Horn Book Award has only one criteria — excellence — and we think they nailed it by choosing The Poet X, a novel-in-verse about young girl in Harlem who discovers slam poetry as a way to understand her mother’s religion and her own relationship to the world.  

The Poet X is taking the world by storm, racking up awards, starred review, and enjoying a stint on the New York Times Bestseller’s List. As a National Poetry Slam Champion, Elizabeth brings the same energy, enthusiasm and insight to the groups she talks with that her novel offers to readers. Interested in having her coming visit your school, library or organization? Let us know!