Author Elizabeth Acevedo sounds natural and authentic as Emoni, an immensely likable Philadelphia high school senior with a 2-year-old daughter and a gift for cooking. In both her writing and her narration, Acevedo warmly depicts the loving and supportive people in Emoni's life--her Puerto Rican abuela, who helps take care of baby Emma; her best friend, Angelica; and Malachi, a new transfer student who is taking a culinary arts class with Emoni. In short chapters, listeners learn about Emoni's magic in the kitchen--not only does she have an instinct for what will taste good, but her emotions are an essential ingredient that infuses her cooking. This delicious feel-good story will have listeners rooting for Emoni as she figures out the next steps on her life path. J.M.D. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2019]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9780062886781 $20.99
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