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Elizabeth Acevedo

Autor(a) de The Poet X

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About the Author

Elizabeth Acevedo is a Dominican-American poet and author, born and raised in New York City. She is a graduate of The George Washington University with a BA in Performing Arts and the University of Maryland with a MFA in Creative Writing. Her poetry has appeared in Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post mostrar mais and Teen Vogue. Her work includes Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths, The Poet X, and With the Fire on High. She received several awards for her book The Poet X, a 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Michael L Printz Award for excellence in young adult literature, the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children's Literature, and the 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Elizabeth Acevedo

The Poet X (2018) — Autor; Narrador, algumas edições2,564 exemplares
With the Fire on High (2019) — Autor; Narrador, algumas edições1,553 exemplares
Clap When You Land (2020) — Autor; Narrador, algumas edições1,457 exemplares
Family Lore (2023) 393 exemplares
Inheritance: A Visual Poem (2022) 111 exemplares
Beastgirl and Other Origin Myths (2016) 52 exemplares
Untitled 3 exemplares
The Poer 1 exemplar
Legado familiar 1 exemplar

Associated Works

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (1991) — Prefácio, algumas edições3,402 exemplares
Pride (2018) — Narrador, algumas edições1,057 exemplares
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Contribuidor — 176 exemplares
Wild Tongues Can't Be Tamed: 15 Voices from the Latinx Diaspora (2021) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (2016) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages (2017) — Contribuidor — 95 exemplares
Women of Resistance: Poems for a New Feminism (2018) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 4: LatiNext (2020) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



This is an illustrated collection of poems penned by various authors. I appreciated the diversity of subjects including empathy, activism, body positivity and stereotyping.

People of any race or cultural background could relate to some of the poems. One such piece titled What is an Intersection included the lines, "Intersectionality means we are all happening, we are all supporting each other. We are an ecosystem living and growing, depending on each other for survival, evolving and becoming whole." To me, that was probably the best message coming out of the various poems. There were a few 'misses' in the book, with the strong message overshadowing the actual crafting of the poem.

Four stars for a thoughtful collection of poems, accompanied by some lovely illustrations.
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Ann_R | 10 outras críticas | May 25, 2024 |
Entering her senior year of high school has Emoni questioning what she wants to do in terms of college and career choices, while trying to balance her already full schedule of schoolwork, part-time job, and motherhood to a 2-year-old child. Besides her family, the one thing she is most passionate about is cooking -- but can she realistically make that into anything more than a hobby?

You know you are getting into a good book when it starts with a recipe. This book has many threads to follow, from Emoni's strained relationship with her largely absent dad to her conflicted feelings about the potential for future romantic relationships to her desire to make an unforgettable meal for her queer best friend's anniversary with a partner to her concern about her grandmother's health, to name just a few. But the book generally keeps these multiple plotlines all contained without unraveling everywhere. Instead it feels like a realistic story where a teen has multiple aspects to her history and personality. The story is also able to tackle some substantial topics throughout all of this, including racial identity, community organizing, the long-lasting ramifications of colonization, and more.

There were a few times towards the middle/end of the book where it felt a little drawn out and simply re-treading thematic waters (e.g., flashing back again to Emoni's experiences while pregnant; Emoni's abuela once more saying how she has to be a person outside of her family obligations.) but overall the book reads quickly as the reader is invested in Emoni's story and wondering what she will do next. It does end optimistically with some arguably too-easy fixes, but it's not exactly a fairy tale ending either. You are aware that Emoni still has more work to do to reach her goals, and you almost wish you could spend some more time with her, her family, her friends, and her classmates/teachers to see what everyone does next.

The audiobook version is read by the author, who adds a layer of authenticity in her narration of the story, as though you are really hearing from Emoni herself, despite her being a fictional character.
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sweetiegherkin | 77 outras críticas | May 4, 2024 |
This would have easily been a 3.5 stars! It was really interesting. The last few chapters had me hooked and i wanted to just keep on listening!
The story is narrated in verse, which was odd at first. But after a while it actually grew on me and I ended up liking it. Would love to see it as a movie, just to see if it would be exactly how i imagine it in my head.
I also loved the fact that it sounded like a true story..

Things i didn’t like, at first i didn’t know where it was going.… (mais)
Donnela | 72 outras críticas | Apr 30, 2024 |
The Poet X, written by Elizabeth Acevedo, tells the story of Xiomara Batista, a young girl growing up in Harlem. Xiomara feels unheard and unseen in her loud and chaotic world, but she discovers solace and strength in writing poetry. Through her poems, she explores her complex relationship with her strict Dominican parents, her evolving sense of self, and her budding romance with a boy named Aman.The Poet X is suitable for readers aged 13 and up. The novel offers opportunities for creative writing exercises, where students can write their own poems inspired by Xiomara's journey or explore themes of identity and belonging in their own lives.… (mais)
TravisJ | 166 outras críticas | Apr 24, 2024 |



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