With the Fire on High

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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.

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About the author

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, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and the Walter Award—as well as With the Fire on High and Clap When You Land. 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 www.acevedowrites.com.

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Publisher
HarperCollins
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Published on
May 7, 2019
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9780062662859
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Coming of Age
Young Adult Fiction / Cooking & Food
Young Adult Fiction / Family / Multigenerational
Young Adult Fiction / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Pregnancy
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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