Join us for a very special BSB@Home event with National Book Award winner Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Clap When You Land, in conversation with Glory Edim, founder of Well-Read Black Girl (WRBG). Ithaca's own Dr. Nia Nunn, leader of Ithaca's Well-Read Black Girl chapter, will also join the conversation.
We are also thrilled to be offering signed bookplates! If you purchase a copy of Clap When You Land, With the Fire On High, and/or The Poet X from Buffalo Street Books, we will send you a signed bookplate! If you order online, indicate that you would like a signed bookplate in the order comments.
We are asking that all audience questions for Elizabeth and Glory be submitted ahead of time, so please use this form to submit questions.
Elizabeth Acevedo is a New York Times bestselling author of The Poet X, With the Fire on High, and Clap When You Land. Her critically-acclaimed debut novel, The Poet X, won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. She is also the recipient of the Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, the CILIP Carnegie Medal, and the Boston Globe-Hornbook Award. Additionally, she was honored with the 2019 Pure Belpré Author Award for celebrating, affirming, and portraying Latinx culture and experience.
Her books include, Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths (YesYes 2016), The Poet X (HarperCollins, 2018), & With The Fire On High (HarperCollins, 2019).
She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writer’s Workshops. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion, and resides in Washington, DC with her love.
Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a Brooklyn-based book club and digital platform that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature and sisterhood. In fall 2017 she organized the first-ever Well-Read Black Girl Festival. She has worked as a creative strategist for over ten years at startups and cultural institutions, including The Webby Awards and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Most recently, she was the Publishing Outreach Specialist at Kickstarter. She serves on the board of New York City's Housing Works Bookstore.