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Author: Elizabeth Acevedo Narrator: Elizabeth Acevedo Publisher: Quill Tree Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2019 ISBN: 9780062886781
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2020 Audie Awards® WINNER - Narration by Author

2020 Audie Awards® Finalist - Young Adult 

From the New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning 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.

Don't miss the audiobook, read by Elizabeth Acevedo, the beloved author and narrator of The Poet X, winner of an Odyssey Honor and an AudioFile Earphones Award winner. 

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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Stunning…With evocative, rhythmic prose and realistically rendered relationships and tensions, Acevedo’s unvarnished depiction of young adulthood is at once universal and intensely specific.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A love letter to food and a tribute to young, single mothers. …A much-needed nuanced exploration of teen parenting that belongs on all shelves.”

    School Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Acevedo has done it again: the multi-award-winning author of The Poet X here delivers perfection…Acevedo compassionately challenges her readers with a wide variety of topics, including cultural and personal identity and the needs and desires of older women, something that is so often forgotten…This sophomore novel is simply stunning.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A romance that doesn’t fit the usual mold and a class trip to Spain round out this flavorful tale…Sabroso.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Author Elizabeth Acevedo sounds natural and authentic as Emoni…In both her writing and her narration, Acevedo warmly depicts the loving and supportive people in Emoni’s life…This delicious feel-good story will have listeners rooting for Emoni as she figures out the next steps on her life path.”


  • An Audiofile Magazine “Best of the Year” Audiobook
  • A 2020 Audie Award Finalist for Best Narration in Young Adult Books
  • The 2020 Audie Award Winner for Best Narration by the Author or Authors

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About the Author

Elizabeth Acevedo is the daughter of Dominican immigrants. She has written a collection of poetry and novels, including The Poet X, which won the 2018 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, the Boston Globe/Hornbook Award, and the 2019 Walter Award in the teen category. She holds a BA degree in performing arts from George Washington University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland.