Book Notification

Elizabeth Acevedo Books In Order

Book links take you to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn money from qualifying purchases.

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Poet X (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
With the Fire on High (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Clap When You Land (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Lore (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Elizabeth Acevedo Visual Poem Books

Publication Order of Anthologies

Women of Resistance(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Phoenix First Must Burn(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Elizabeth Acevedo is a published author.

Elizabeth was born to her parents, both Dominican. She is their youngest child. Elizabeth has a bachelors degree from George Washington University in the field of performing arts. She also attended the University of Maryland, where she graduated with her MFA in what else but creative writing.

Elizabeth Acevedo has well over a dozen years of experience doing performance poetry. She is the winner of a variety of competitions, including the National Poetry Slam. She also participates in various workshops for writers.

Elizabeth Acevedo has had her work published in various poetry collections and magazines. She is the winner of the Berkshire Prize (2016). She currently resides in Washington, D.C., along with her husband.

Her first novel of a full length is titled The Poet X. It was released in 2018. The second full length novel from this author came out in 2019. If you’re interested in stories with unique points of view, check them out!

The Poet X is an interesting read and the first full length novel from talented literary force and now acclaimed author Elizabeth Acevedo. If you have read and really enjoyed the poetry of this author, then be sure to check out this debut book from a slam poet that is now bringing her voice to an extended and exuberant form.

When a girl living in Harlem finds slam poetry, she discovers that it is a way to express herself and so much more. Xiomara Batista has no idea that finding this art form may allow herself endless new roads, such as ways to get in touch with the religion that her mother practices or get in touch with the way that she feels about her place in the world.

It’s not easy being a girl growing up in Xiomara’s Harlem neighborhood. She feels like she can’t hide anywhere and does not feel heard at all. She has found that since she has gotten a new body and curves with the onset of puberty, she has also developed a new fierceness. She has been letting her fists do a lot of the talking for her for some time now.

Even though she is frequently lashing out, Xiomara also knows that she has a lot that she wants to express and say. She ends up putting a lot of her passion and her frustration into her notebook, pouring it all out onto the pages between the leather binding. It is a way for her to have an outlet for everything that is going on in her life and everything that she is thinking and feeling.

The words that she writes out she tells to herself and repeats them and recites them just like prayers. Things change in her world slightly one day when she notices a boy named Aman. He is a student in her biology class and she finds herself developing a crush on him. She is secretive just like any other girl her age and wants to make sure that her family never knows that she has any feelings about any boys in her class.

There is also another reason why she is keeping this a secret, and that’s because of her mother. Her mom is determined to get her daughter to follow the ways of their church just like she does. She is very committed to this, and through her attitude, Xiomara decides that at the time she had better keep what she is thinking to herself instead of sharing it. Her mother just would not understand, she thinks.

Xiomara is faced with a tough choice when her passion gets a chance to be shared. Her school has a club that practices slam poetry, and she is invited to become a member of it. It would be interesting to have some people to hang out with that are also into this type of expression. However, she worries that she could not be able to go to these club meets without her mother knowing.

She feels sure that her mother would find out one way or another. On top of that, she feels anxiety about what the experience would be like to put her words into spoken form and share them out loud with others. Even though it’s something that she has fears about, Xiomara cannot get her mind off of being able to perform her own poetry.

She has no idea whether the world would want to listen to her thoughts or not. But this young girl is starting to find her voice and Xiomara as a young artist is going to have to choose whether this is her moment to back down or refuse once and for all to be silent. What will happen in the end? Read this engaging debut novel from author Elizabeth Acevedo to find out!

With the Fire on High is the second novel from Elizabeth Acevedo. If you loved the first book, then check out this strong second book too!

Emoni Santiago is a senior in high school. She also has way more on her plate than the average girl her age going to school. She has to help support her grandmother and also has a daughter to take care of. She does not have the luxury of doing whatever she wants; in order to help her family, she has to make sure that she is doing everything that needs to get done.

Emoni finds that there is a place where she can relax and not feel the weight of all her responsibility. The kitchen is the place where she cooks and finds herself creating amazing meals. Even though cooking is her passion, this senior knows that she probably doesn’t have the time required to join the new class at school that teaches culinary arts.

She has dreams of being able to work in a culinary kitchen, even though she knows that they probably won’t come true. Emoni has so much going on in her life and a ton of things she is obligated to do. She finds herself in cooking, but with so many home duties, can she ever pursue it? Read this book to find out!

Book Series In Order » Authors » Elizabeth Acevedo

Leave a Reply