Young Adults 14-17! Elizabeth Acevedo

presents With the Fire on High, a dazzling novel in prose about a girl with talent, pride, and a drive to feed the soul that keeps her fire burning bright.

"Acevedo has done it again: the multi-award-winning author of The Poet X here delivers perfection... This sophomore novel is simply stunning."--Booklist

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 7:00pm

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.

Elizabeth Acevedo is the author of The Poet X, which won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Pura Belpré Award, and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. She is a National Poetry Slam champion and holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo lives with her partner in Washington, DC. You can find out more about her at

Event address: 
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
With the Fire on High By Elizabeth Acevedo Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062662835
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Published: Quill Tree Books - May 7th, 2019