With the Fire on High: From the winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019
Date: September 2019
Duration: 7 hours 26 minutes
Winner of Best Narration by the Author at the Audie Awards 2020
Finalist in Best Young Adult Audiobook at the Audie Awards 2020
From 2019 Carnegie Medal winner and author of THE POET X Elizabeth Acevedo 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. Narrated by the author herself, Elizabeth's words are delivered with the full impact and wealth of her talent.
Ever since she got pregnant, seventeen-year-old Emoni's life has been about making the tough decisions - doing what has to be done for her young daughter and her grandmother. Keeping her head down at school, trying not to get caught up with new boy Malachi. The one place she can let everything go is in the kitchen, where she has magical hands - whipping up extraordinary food beloved by everyone.
Emoni wants to be a chef more than anything, but she knows it's pointless to pursue the impossible. There are rules she has to play by. And yet, once she starts cooking, and gets that fire on high, she sees that her drive to feed will feed her soul and dreams too. And anything is possible.
'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