ELIZABETH ACEVEDO’S SPEECH at Voices
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 With 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, which was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor book and a Kirkus finalist.
Elizabeth was honored and presented with The Frida Kahlo Award for Innovative Creativity at our 17th annual Voices gala. We were so proud to recognize Elizabeth as an alumni member of The Brotherhood Sister Sol – the first to ever be honored at Voices – a woman who entered our doors as a powerful, brave and brilliant girl, who became a woman whose voice and artistry inspires the current members of our organization.