4) Bustle: In 'With The Fire On High,' Dominican author Elizabeth Acevedo gives young readers of color a story of joy


In her new novel, With The Fire On High, poet and writer Elizabeth Acevedo asks readers to look at the ingredients of a teenage life, and examine what they might be missing when they subscribe to stereotypes about teenagers of color and pregnant teens. The book can be purchased here (or preferably at your local bookstore).

“How does this kid find joy? How do they find hope? How do they make it work?" Acevedo says. "I fundamentally believe that stories about young people have to have those things, especially young people of color because they so often don't see themselves reflected in ways that allow them to win."


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