Elizabeth Acevedo Becomes the First Writer of Color to Win Carnegie Medal


Jun 23, 2019 - 11:15

[caption id="attachment_78777" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Elizabeth Acevedo (pohick2, Flickr).[/caption] Slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo became the first writer of color to win the Carnegie medal. First established in 1936, it is the UK’s oldest book award for children. Past medal honorees include C.S. Lewis, Neil Gaiman, and Sally Gardner. The Dominican American poet won the award for her debut novel

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