Special Event: Elizabeth Acevedo in Conversation with Glory Edim

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.

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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.

Elizabeth Acevedo BSB@Home Event

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.

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Clap When You Land Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062882769
Availability: Available via Warehouse (7-10 Days)
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020

Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525619772
Availability: Available via Warehouse (7-10 Days)
Published: Ballantine Books - October 30th, 2018

The Poet X Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062662811
Availability: Backordered - Please Call to Place Order
Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

With the Fire on High Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062662835
Availability: Available via Warehouse (7-10 Days)
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 7th, 2019