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 read more about the award here.
Just in case you missed it, Liz recently sat down with PBS News Hour’s Joshua Barajas and discussed the loneliness of being on the road (pre-covid). You can find the text of their conversation here.
Listen to Liz and Edwin De La Cruz discuss Clap When You Land, how to heal and forgive, and the lyrical, auditory aspects of writing in verse.
You can find the full audio and transcript here.