Signing: Elizabeth Acevedo’s INHERITANCE

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10032



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

If you are an educator or school looking to purchase signed books from this event, please email

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.

Additional notes:

  • If you would like to browse Word Up and buy additional books, you may do so from 12 to 12:30pm. The store will close to the public at 12:30pm until 4:00pm.
  • There will be NO selfies taken with Acevedo but our staff will be happy to take pictures of you with the author in front of the table ONLY.


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


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.

Word Up Community Safety Guidelines

COVID-19: All attendees ages 2 and older must wear a mask at all times when indoors at the store and during events at Word Up and Recirculation.

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PHYSICAL ACCESSIBILITY: Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria is a fully wheelchair-accessible space with one ADA-compliant ramp from the street level to the store. Some of our bookcases and tables are on wheels and can be moved to provide additional access. Our visitor bathroom is wheelchair accessible and gender neutral. Our events are mic'd for sound. Free ASL interpretation is available for most programs upon request; please email to request interpretation as early as possible. The space is not scent or chemical free but we do our best to minimize the use of chemicals and scents throughout the space and use nontoxic materials whenever possible. If you have specific questions about the space or how an event can be made more accessible to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Inheritance: A Visual Poem By Elizabeth Acevedo, Andrea Pippins (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Elizabeth Acevedo, Andrea Pippins (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062931948
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 3rd, 2022

The Poet X By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062662811
Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

With the Fire on High By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062662842
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Published: Quill Tree Books - March 30th, 2021

Ingrediente Secreto de Emoni Santiago, El By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
ISBN: 9788417854201
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Published: Urano - September 28th, 2021

Clap When You Land By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062882769
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Quill Tree Books - May 5th, 2020