WATCH: National Book Award Finalist Elizabeth Acevedo Talks About Representation in YA Lit

Check out the recording of Acevedo’s 2018 SLJTeen Live! keynote, in which she talks about her path to publication, the importance of literacy and seeing yourself books, and more.

The debut author of The Poet X (Harper) has already garnered multiple awards, winning the 2018 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction and being named a finalist for both the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the Kirkus Prize. Elizabeth Acevedo kicked off our seventh annual SLJTeen Live! virtual conference on August 15. Check out the recording of Acevedo’s keynote, in which she talks about her path to publication, the importance of literacy and seeing yourself books, and more.

 

 

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Shelley Diaz

Shelley M. Diaz (sdiaz@mediasourceinc.com) is  School Library Journal's Reviews Team Manager and SLJTeen newsletter editor. She has her MLIS in Public Librarianship with a Certificate in Children's & YA Services from Queens College, and can be found on Twitter @sdiaz101.

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