With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Lovely story about a teen struggling to become independent while staying close to her roots. 18 year old Emoni is a young mother and gifted cook trying to find the best way to care for her young child while finishing high school and figuring out her own future. Along the way, Emoni strugglesContinue reading “With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo”

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This novel told in poetry format is about a high school girl trying to find her voice and find her identity. Xiomara is frustrated by the tension in her family and the strictness of her mother. With the help of the family priest, her friends, her English teacher, and her strength of character,Continue reading “The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo”