With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo
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. Despite the rules she thinks she has to play by, once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free. Read a sample.