We're thrilled to discuss Elizabeth Acevedo's sophomore novel, With the Fire on High. Protagonist Emoni is a high school student, a mother, a granddaughter, and an amazingly inspired chef in training.
Listen in for our discussion of the ways that Acevedo counters our expectations for this character. We offer pairings and recommendations for the ways that teachers can use this book in their classrooms.
After you listen, join us on social media throughout September to participate in our book club discussions. We'd love to know what you think!
Introduction and General Discussion: 00:00 - 35:00
Book Pairings: 35:01 - 42:17
Classroom Connections: 42:18 - 48:00
Ashley - Jade Chang’s The Wangs vs the World
Jen - Roselle Lim’s Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune
Elizabeth Acevedo's The Poet X
Gaby Rodriguez's The Pregnancy Project
Isabel Quintero's Gabi: A Girl in Pieces
Robin Benway's Far from the Tree
Chopped TV Series
Beat Bobby Flay TV Series
Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate
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