A Meet & Greet Featuring Elizabeth Acevedo

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MahoganyBooks is excited to announce a Meet & Greet book signing featuring the New York Times Bestselling and award-winning writer Elizabeth Acevedo who will be signing her recently released YA Novel, With the Fire on High

Described as a book that "transcends old tropes, letting us into the mind and heart of a teenager as she struggles with how to follow her dreams — and whether she should," the National Book Award winner has produced a "stunning sophomore novel." 

Join us at MahoganyBooks, located inside of the Anacostia Arts Center, from 6PM to 7PM on May 24th to meet Elizabeth, a National Poetry Slam Champion and DC resident. We also encourage you bring out your teen reader to hangout with Ms. Acevedo. 


Elizabeth Acevedo
Elizabeth Acevedo
Author | Poet
ELIZABETH ACEVEDO is a New York Times best selling author. She is the winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, The Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Fiction, the Boston Globe-Hornbook Award Prize for Best Children’s Fiction, and the Pura Belpré Award for a work that best affirms the Latinx cultural experience. Her books include, Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths (YesYes 2016), The Poet X (HarperCollins, 2018), & With The Fire On High (HarperCollins, 2019). She holds a BA in Performing Arts from The George Washington University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Maryland. Acevedo has been a fellow of Cave Canem, Cantomundo, and a participant in the Callaloo Writer’s Workshops. She is a National Poetry Slam Champion, and resides in Washington, DC with her love.

The Book

From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award longlist title The Poet X 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.

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.

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