Elizabeth Acevedo on Reading the Same Way You Eat

April 2, 2021

At the New York Times, Elizabeth Acevedo discusses her current reading habits, as well as following the whims of your taste when it comes to reading choices. “I find ultimate delight when a story is matched by equally riveting language,” Acevedo says, “but people read like they eat: Sometimes we want comfort, sometimes we want to work to crack something open. And so I know that the writing pivots I might dislike are someone else’s bonbons.”

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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