Elizabeth Acevedo brings the heat in the book trailer for WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH!
After winning a slew of literary awards including the Printz, the Lambda, and the Pura Belpre Author Award for her stunning 2018 release The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo is back with another poetic force of a novel releasing next month!
With The Fire On High follows Emoni Santiago, a teen who loves to cook and dreams of becoming a professional chef. But as a teen mom who also works to support her abuela, Emoni knows that she can’t take the traditional routes to success in the kitchen– like participating in her school’s culinary program including a class trip to Spain. Can Emoni focus on her responsibilities, do what’s expected of her, and pursue her passion full-force?
Epic Reads has released a beautiful new book trailer, which features Elizabeth Acevedo narrating a passage from the book over an animated sequence of Emoni whipping up a dish in the kitchen. It’s definitely more detailed and involved than your average book trailer and we must say, we love it!
With The Fire On High hits bookshelves on May 7, 2019. You can preorder it now via Amazon or support your local independent bookstore via Indiebound!
With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Still, she knows she doesn’t have enough time for her school’s new culinary arts class, doesn’t have the money for the class’s trip to Spain — and shouldn’t still be dreaming of someday working in a real kitchen. But even with all the rules she has for her life — and all the rules everyone expects her to play by — once Emoni starts cooking, her only real choice is to let her talent break free.