WORD Presents Elizabeth Acevedo


When: Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: WORD Jersey City – 123 Newark Ave, Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

WORD is thrilled to welcome Elizabeth Acevedo to its Jersey City location 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.


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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