Elizabeth Acevedo is a name you should recognize. Her debut novel, The Poet X, won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. It also won the 2019 Printz and the Pura Belpré Awards. It was kind of a big deal. And so is her new book.
With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (May 7, 2019)
Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Even though she dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, Emoni knows that it’s not worth her time to pursue the impossible. Yet despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free.
Watch the book trailer.
Read The Washington Post review.
See some behind-the-scenes with the author as she records the audiobook.