With the Fire on High Lib/E (Compact Disc)

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By Elizabeth Acevedo (Read by)
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A realistic and compassionate look at a teen monther and the way she makes life work. Not just with being a parent, but also finishing up high school, navigating relationships, and following her dreams to be a chef. Acevedo knows how to write a compelling teen girl, and this is an excellent follow-up to her National Book Award-winning The Poet X. Highly recommended!

— Melissa Fox

Summer 2019 Kids Indie Next List

“The only word I can use to properly describe this book is ‘delicious.’ I first fell in love with Acevedo’s poetry in The Poet X, and now I’m even more in love with her prose in With the Fire on High. This gorgeously relatable story of a teen mom who dreams of life as a chef will rip your heart out, season it, fry it up, and serve it back to you in the tastiest of ways. My only warning is this: Do not read it while hungry.”
— Emelie Burl, Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington Depot, CT


From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist 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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781982658052
ISBN-10: 1982658053
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 7th, 2019
Language: English