This book by Elizabeth Acevedo was recommended to me by a friend of mine, and since I’ve had no time to read lately, I promptly requested the audiobook from my library. It didn’t take long for it to come in, and it’s a pretty short book, so it didn’t take me long to get through it.
It’s about an Afro-Latina teenaged mom named Emoni. Her mother died in childbirth and her father moved back to Puerto Rico and only visits sporadically, so her abuela (her dad’s mom) has been raising her in Philadelphia. Her mom’s family is in North Carolina and she and her aunt email back and forth regularly, mostly about recipes.MORE +