GENRE:  Realistic, Novel in Verse


PUBLISHER:  Quill Tree Books

AVAILABLE FORMATS:  Hardcover, Paperback,  eBook, Audiobook, Large Print


With the Fire on High

By Elizabeth Acevedo

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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WITH FIRE ON HIGH rights acquired by Picturestar for film development

Behind the Design: ‘With the Fire on High’ Cover Process with Erin Fitzsimmons & Erick Davila

ALA - Amelia Bloomer Booklist Selection, 2020

ALA - Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award for Young Adult Fiction, Finalist, 2019

Audie Award, Narration by the Author or Authors, Winner, 2020

Audie Award, Young Adult, Finalist, 2020

Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Outstanding, 2020

Booklist, Starred Review, 2019

Chicago Public Library, Teens Best of the Best Books 2019, Fiction


Golden Kite Honor Book for Young Adult, Fiction, 2020

Goodreads Choice Award Best Young Adult Fiction, Nominee, 2019

Horn Book, Starred Review, 2019

New York Public Library Best Books for Teens, 2019

Notable Books for a Global Society, Contemporary Fiction, Winner, 2020

Paste Magazine’s 19 Best YA Novels of 2019

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, 2019

School Library Journal Best Books of 2019, Young Adult

School Library Journal, Starred Review, 2019

Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature (The Walter) Honor Book, 2020

YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2020

YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2020

YALSA Top Ten Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2020


   Elizabeth Acevedo 


    Cover Design    Erin Fitzsimmons

      llustrator       Erick Davila



Recording the "With Fire on High" Audiobook with Elizabeth Acevedo

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