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by Wadzanai Mhute for Oprah Daily “They call them wild curls I call them breathing Ancestors spiraling” Watch Elizabeth read from her visual poem “Inheritance” here.

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The Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, presented annually by ALAN, is an award in the United States for a book that exemplifies literary excellence, widespread appeal, and a positive approach to life in young adult literature. Named for Amelia Elizabeth Walden … Continue reading

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“This novel has been humming underneath my skin for close to a decade and I’m delighted to share it with the world. Of all the places that could have helped usher it into being, it feels auspicious the manuscript landed … Continue reading

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Clap When You Land has been added to the longlist for the 2021 CILIP Carnegie Medal – the UK’s most prestigious and oldest youth literature award. Elizabeth Acevedo won the Carnegie Medal in 2019 for The Poet X. You can … Continue reading

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