Books Elizabeth Acevedo Books by Elizabeth Acevedo Elizabeth Acevedo has written books about: Nonfiction Young Adult Fiction Food & Wine Poetry Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Elizabeth Acevedo Quill Tree Books Author Interviews Tragedy Reveals 2 Secret Families In 'Clap When You Land' May 10, 2020 Elizabeth Acevedo's new novel in verse follows two sisters who don't know they're sisters and who discover each other and have to build a relationship when their father dies in a plane crash. Tragedy Reveals 2 Secret Families In 'Clap When You Land' Listen · 7:41 7:41 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/853415104/853415105" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Books 'With The Fire On High' Cooks Up A Powerful Message May 11, 2019 Elizabeth Acevedo follows up her National Book Award-winning The Poet X with this story of a young woman juggling high school, single motherhood, and work while dreaming of becoming a chef. Roma got a ton of nominations at this year's Academy Awards, and it more than warrants the praise. Carlos Somonte/Netflix hide caption toggle caption Carlos Somonte/Netflix Review Pop Culture Happy Hour 'Roma' Deserves Its Oscar Buzz January 25, 2019 Alfonso Cuarón directed the award-winning film Gravity in 2013, and won an Oscar for it. Now he's back with a movie that's equally ambitious, and much more personal. Roma is inspired by Alfonso Cuarón's childhood, and the movie tells the story of Cleo, a nanny and housekeeper in 1970's Mexico City. 'Roma' Deserves Its Oscar Buzz 21:16 Toggle more options Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/688197603/688290880" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.