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New York Times-bestselling author, Elizabeth Acevedo, is joined by fellow author, organizer and educator Mahogany L. Browne in a necessary conversation about social justice and equality on the heels of Acevedo’s collaboration on Browne’s recent book, Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice. In this special engagement in partnership with the SFUSD, students and educators alike are invited to listen, be inspired and learn from two of the most vital voices in YA literature today.
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Elizabeth Acevedo is the New York Times-bestselling 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 Carnegie medal, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and the Walter Award. She is also the author of With the Fire on High—which was named a best book of the year by the New York Public Library, NPR, Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal—and Clap When You Land, which was a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor book and a Kirkus finalist.
She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo and a participant in the Callaloo Writer’s Workshops. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion, and resides in Washington, DC with her love.
Mahogany L. Browne is a writer, an organizer and an educator. She is the author of several poetry collections for adults, including Kissing Caskets and #Dear Twitter. Her books for children and teenagers include Black Girl Magic and Woke Baby, the companion book to Woke. She is the artistic director of the Urban Word NYC and has received literary fellowships from Agnes Gund, AIR Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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