With the Fire on High

By ACEVEDO, Elizabeth

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ISBN
9780062662835
Publisher
HarperCollins/Harper


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on April 1, 2019  |  Young Adult

Gr 9 Up—The acclaimed author follows up her celebrated The Poet X with a love letter to food and a tribute to young, single mothers. Emoni Santiago is an Afro-Latinx high school senior in Philly who dreams up the most delectable concoctions, always mixing up tastes from her two cultures with a spice of her own. The news of a culinary arts course with a possible trip to Spain grabs her interest, but how will she juggle school, work, and taking care of her daughter? The young woman is barely balancing everything on her plate with the help of her talented b...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

High school senior Emoni Santiago, whose "Puerto Rican side is as Black as [her] Black American side," is many things-an aspiring chef, a proud North Philly native, a reserved student who keeps to herself, a teenage single parent. Emoni and her two-year-old daughter live with Emoni's abuela, as Emoni's mother is dead and her father lives in Puerto Rico. Emoni's life is one of difficult choices, and she is not sure she will be ab...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

High school senior Emoni Santiago, whose "Puerto Rican side is as Black as [her] Black American side," is many things-an aspiring chef, a proud North Philly native, a reserved student who keeps to herself, a teenage single parent. Emoni and her two-year-old daughter live with Emoni's abuela, as Emoni's mother is dead and her father lives in Puerto Rico. Emoni's life is one of difficult choices, and she is not sure she will be ab...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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