a young African-American slave from the Deep South, is freed at the
end of the American Civil War. However her freedom is met with
tragedy after her adopted mother is raped and lynched at the hands of
a mob, and Charley finds herself alone wi
Elizabeth Acevedo was born and raised in New York City and her poetry is infused with Dominican bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Crea . . .