Elizabeth Acevedo is a spoken word poet and this is her second novel (the first was The Poet X). She narrates her own books and they are must get on audiobook for me. Absolutely loved this one.
“I know a name alone can‘t guarantee new opportunities, but at the very least it‘ll give her a chance to get in the room, to let other people realize she‘s someone they want to learn more about.”
-from the chapter “Emma”
On the significance of names... a couple of pages in and Acevedo‘s latest is already thought-provoking 🤔