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Learning the Power of Poetry

with Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo

2024-07-23 13:00:00 2024-07-23 14:00:00 America/Chicago Learning the Power of Poetry You’re invited to learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo! National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Poet X and Clap When you Land. (9th-12th Grade) Virtual -

Tuesday, July 23
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-23 13:00:00 2024-07-23 14:00:00 America/Chicago Learning the Power of Poetry You’re invited to learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo! National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Poet X and Clap When you Land. (9th-12th Grade) Virtual -

You’re invited to learn about the power of poetry with Elizabeth Acevedo! National Book Award Winner and New York Times Bestselling Author of The Poet X and Clap When you Land. (9th-12th Grade)

In this exciting author conversation and Q&A, Acevedo will provide a short reading from her National Book Award winning and New York Times bestselling novel-in-verse, The Poet X serving as the backdrop to this amazing chat!

The Poet X is about an Afro-Latina heroine who tells her story with blazing words and powerful truth. Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking. But Xiomara has plenty she wants to say, and she pours all her frustration and passion onto the pages of a leather notebook, reciting the words to herself like prayers—especially after she catches feelings for a boy in her bio class named Aman, who her family can never know about.

With Mami’s determination to force her daughter to obey the laws of the church, Xiomara understands 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. Because in the face of a world that may not want to hear her, Xiomara refuses to be silent.

A virtual author talk you don’t want to miss–come create out loud with Elizabeth Acevedo! Register now!


About the Author: Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times-bestselling author of 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 numerous other titles including Family LoreWith 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, a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor book and a Kirkus finalist. 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 husband.

Please Register for link to program.


Live Virtual Author Talks - This new series through Library Speakers Consortium offers live online talks by bestselling authors of books in a variety of genres. Participants receive a link to the program when they register. Please see https://libraryc.org/gailborden to register and also view recorded videos of past speakers.

AGE GROUP: | Virtual Live | High School | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual | Adult Programs |

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