THE POET X Receives Two Additional Awards

February 8, 2019

The Poet X, written by University of Maryland almuna Elizabeth Acevedo, has recently won the Printz Award and the Pura Belpré Award. 

The Poet X was awarded The Printz Award, which "honors the best book written for teens this year."

The Poet X was also recently awarded the Pura Belpré Award, which is presented anually to a Latinx writer "whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth."

In November, The Poet X was the recipient of the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. Elizabeth Acevedo earned her MFA in Poetry from UMD in 2016. She last returned to campus in December 2017 for an alumni reading at Writers Here & Now.  

To learn more about further recognition of The Poet X, click here.

2019.02.08 Acevedo New Awards Book Cover