A conversation with Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Inheritance!
Join us for a conversation with Elizabeth Acevedo, author of Inheritance!
This Black Store Collective virtual event will host a dialogue with acclaimed poet, New York native, and author of Inheritance, Elizabeth Acevedo, in conversation with Kalima DeSuze, founder of the Brooklyn-based bookstore Cafe con Libros. Join us this evening May 3rd, at 6:30 pm ET on crowdcast for what is sure to be an exciting and insightful event! We hope to see you there!
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.
About the Author
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.
Andrea Pippins is the creator of the coloring book I Love My Hair and the interactive book, Becoming Me, a work in progress. She is an influencer, an artist, a designer, and an educator with a penchant for cool and a personality as warm as her Brazilian roots. Her work can be seen in magazines and on television as well as on clothing and stationery. Andrea curates her fashion, art, and design blog, Fly, a weekly resource to inspire young women to pursue their creative passions. She also produces digital and screen-printed artwork in which she explores color, pattern, and texture while interpreting her personal experiences as an African American woman. Andrea lives in Stockholm, Sweden where you can often find her dancing in her living room with the samba music way up. Learn more at andreapippins.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?