With the Fire on High
Written by Elizabeth Acevedo
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning title The Poet X comes a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.
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.
Primary ISBN: 9780062662835
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 13 or older
Community Represented: Puerto Rican, Unspecified (African)
Themes: Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Family Relationship: Grandparents, Multiracial Identity, The Arts
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown Arrival
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