Media & Literature

40 Women to Watch 2019: Elizabeth Acevedo is the award-winning author of the breathtaking new book, "The Poet X"


Elizabeth Acevedo

Elizabeth Acevedo is part of The Tempest’s 40 Women to Watch 2019, which spotlights extraordinary women and femmes making waves in their industries or passions of choice.

Elizabeth Acevedo is the award-winning author of the book The Poet X and a poet. Besides being a New York Times bestselling author, Elizabeth was awarded the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and of the Boston-Globe Hornbook Award Prize for Best Children’s Fiction of 2018 for “The Poet X”.

Elizabeth has a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. To cap it all off, Elizabeth is a National Poetry Slam Champion.