The Poet X won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, and the Pura Belpré Award.
More praise, this time from favorite authors:
“Crackles with energy and snaps with authenticity and voice.” —Justina Ireland, author of Dread Nation
“An incredibly potent debut.” —Jason Reynolds, author of the National Book Award Finalist Ghost
“Acevedo has amplified the voices of girls en el barrio who are equal parts goddess, saint, warrior, and hero.” —Ibi Zoboi, author of American Street