09.03.2019

She Is The First Latina, And Very First Writer Of Color, To Ever Win The Carnegie Medal

She Is The First Latina, And Very First Writer Of Color, To Ever Win The Carnegie Medal

Dominican-American Elizabeth Acevedo has just won the Carnegie Medal for her debut novel, The Poet X, which tells the story of Xiomara, a quiet Dominican girl who joins her school's slam poetry club. Elizabeth, daughter of immigrants and a slam poet herself, is the first Latina and first author of color to ever receive the honor.

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