Book Launch: With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo

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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

515 Malcolm X Boulevard

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Join New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo as she returns to the Schomburg Center to launch her new book, With the Fire On High. In this novel, Emoni Santiago is a high school student who has also become a young mother. She faces tough choices, living with her daughter and her abuela, and learning to embrace her creativity in the kitchen -- "the one place she can let it all go."

"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



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