WORD JC Presents: Elizabeth Acevedo for WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH

05/09/2019 - 7:00pm


WORD is beyond thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Acevedo to Jersey City for a celebration of her new book With the Fire on High. Elizabeth will be joined in conversation by her critique partner, Yahaira Castro. Following Elizabeth and Yahaira's discussion, Elizabeth will be signing copies of With the Fire on High

This event is ticketed. Advance purchase is required for entry. Each ticket admits one and includes a signed copy of With the Fire on High. There are no refunds. Members of WORD's Inner Circle membership program may reserve seats by emailing events@wordbookstores.com with proof of ticket purchase. Books will be available for pickup at WORD Jersey City for 30 days following the event. If you are interested in purchasing a signed copy of the book but know you cannot attend the event, please click here and specify "signed copy" in the comments.  


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.


Elizabeth Acevedo is the author of The Poet X, which won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Michael L. Printz Award, the Pura Belpré Award, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. She is a National Poetry Slam champion and holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo lives with her partner in Washington, D.C. You can find out more about her at www.acevedowrites.com.

Admission for one to the Elizabeth Acevedo event at our Jersey City store. Your ticket includes a signed copy of With the Fire on High