Word Up Community Bookshop Librería Comunitaria is excited to host a book signing with National Book Award Winner and NYT Bestselling author, Elizabeth Acevedo for her new book, Inheritance. Acevedo brings INHERITANCE: A VISUAL POEM, based on her famous spoken word composition, to the page with an enduring message of self-love and rejection of colonized beauty, that will draw in fans and new readers alike.
To register, please purchase a $17 ticket that includes a copy of Inheritance: A Visual Poem. There will be NO additional people allowed inside for the signing with you, except for ONE child under 12 years old. If you would like additional books signed, please purchase them at WordUpBooks.com.
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In compliance with Word Up Community Safety guidelines, all attendees for this event must remain masked at all times. Word Up Community Bookshop is located at 2113 Amsterdam Ave. (& 165th St.) in Washington Heights, NYC. You can take the 1 train to 168th St and the A/C train to 163rd or 168th St.
Elizabeth Acevedo is the 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 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and the Walter Award—as well as With the Fire on High and Clap When You Land. She is a National Poetry Slam champion and holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo lives with her partner in Washington, DC. You can find out more about her at www.acevedowrites.com.
They tell me to “fix” my hair.
And by fix, they mean straighten, they mean whiten;
but how do you fix this shipwrecked
history of hair?
In her most famous spoken-word poem, author of the Pura Belpré-winning novel-in-verse “The Poet X” Elizabeth Acevedo embraces all the complexities of Black hair and Afro-Latinidad—the history, pain, pride, and powerful love of that inheritance.
Paired with full-color illustrations by artist Andrea Pippins in a format that will appeal to fans of Mahogany L. Browne’s “Black Girl Magic” or Jason Reynolds’s “For Everyone,” this poem can now be read in a vibrant package, making it the ideal gift, treasure, or inspiration for readers of any age.
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