With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

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With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo

YA Read-Alikes for DCReads

If you are reading With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo for our special edition of DC Reads, you will probably want some suggestions for what to read next. For more stories of courageous young people and delicious food, here are a few more YA titles suggested by our reader's advisory database NoveList. All are available in OverDrive, our e-book resource. Happy Reading.

A la Carte by Tanita Davis
With such a shortage of cooking shows hosted by African-American female chefs, seventeen-year-old Lainey has high hopes that her dream will be fulfilled through her hard work and unique creations, but when her best friend and secret crush suddenly moves away, Lainey must find a way to deal with the painful loss in order to keep her focus.

Salty, Bitter, Sweet by Mayra Cuevas
A driven 17-year-old girl whose family life has fallen apart after the death of her Cuban abuela and the divorce of her parents turns to a kitchen apprenticeship in Lyon, France, as the only means to bring order back to her life.

Dumplin' by Julia Murphy
Sixteen-year-old Willowdean wants to prove to everyone in her small Texas town that she is more than just a fat girl, so, while grappling with her feelings for a co-worker who is clearly attracted to her, Will and some other misfits prepare to compete in the beauty pageant her mother runs.

Gabi, A Girl in Pieces by Isabel Quintero
Sixteen-year-old Gabi Hernandez chronicles her senior year in high school as she copes with her friend Cindy's pregnancy, friend Sebastian's coming out, her father's meth habit, her own cravings for food and cute boys, and especially, the poetry that helps forge her identity.

The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
A Seattle fifteen-year-old explains some of the reasons for her recent panic attacks, including breaking up with her boyfriend, losing all her girlfriends, tensions between her performance-artist mother and her father, and more.