With the Fire on High

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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Quill Tree Books
Publish Date
May 07, 2019
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.8 X 8.6 X 1.3 inches | 1.04 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062662835

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About the Author

Elizabeth Acevedo holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion as well as a Cave Canem Fellow, CantoMundo Fellow, and participant of the Callaloo Writer's Workshop. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Notre Dame Review, Callaloo, Puerto Del Sol, Poet Lore, and Beltway Quarterly. Her manuscript, BEASTGIRLS & OTHER ORIGIN MYTHS, was a finalist for the YesYes Books Vinyl 45 Contest and released in October 2016, and her full-length collection, Medusa Reads La Negra's Palm, was the winner of the 2016 Berkshire Prize and will be published by Tupelo Press. She lives in Washington, DC.

Reviews

"With the Fire on High is a worthy follow-up to Acevedo's nationally lauded debut. Emoni's headstrong perseverance is inspiring. Acevedo's clever imagery and explorations of language and culture make the journey not only beautiful, but thought-provoking."--Entertainment Weekly
"Emoni's story is a gift... With its judicious depth and brilliant blazes of writing that simmer, then nourish, With the Fire on High is literary soul food."--New York Times Book Review
"[A] stunning sophomore novel from National Book Award and Printz winner Acevedo.... With evocative, rhythmic prose and realistically rendered relationships and tensions, Acevedo's unvarnished depiction of young adulthood is at once universal and intensely specific."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Acevedo has done it again: the multi-award-winning author of The Poet X (2018) here delivers perfection... This sophomore novel is simply stunning."--Booklist (starred review)
"The acclaimed author follows up her celebrated The Poet X with a love letter to food and a tribute to young, single mothers... Acevedo's second serving offers a much-needed nuanced exploration of teen parenting that belongs on all shelves."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Acevedo continues to create beautifully realized characters with complex lives... Readers of all sorts will find something to connect with in this honest and ultimately hopeful story."--Horn Book (starred review)
"Acevedo's first novel, written in verse, centered on a teenage poet. Now, we have a teenage chef. A former eighth grade English teacher, Acevedo sees these young talents not as rarities. They are everywhere -- and in Acevedo's hands, their stories transcend what is expected of them."--Washington Post
"With such distinctive ingredients combined with Acevedo's already established sizable audience, this Fire on High should undoubtedly prove to be a sizzling success."--School Library Journal