We’re going to level with you: Elizabeth Acevedo is a force. Last year she gave the world The Poet X, a New York Times bestselling debut book told in verse about Xiomara, a no-nonsense kind of girl that uses her words to fight back against the relentless catcalling she gets on the daily.
What you may not know is that Elizabeth is also a slam poet and was able to use those skills to narrate the audiobook for The Poet X! So, naturally, she’s also lending her voice to her next book, With the Fire on High. This story stars Emoni Santiago—who dreams of one day becoming a chef, but the weight of taking care of her daughter and her abuela guilts her into putting that dream on hold. Enter: The offer of a lifetime. As you can imagine, very different narrating a novel-in-verse and one written in prose.
Elizabeth let us go behind-the-scenes with her to see the process of recording an audiobook, and trust us—it’s a must watch. Scroll down and check it out!
Recording the Audiobook: With the Fire on High
What do you think—will you be listening to the audiobook of With the Fire on High?