Books Elizabeth Acevedo Books by Elizabeth Acevedo Elizabeth Acevedo has written books about: Nonfiction Young Adult Fiction Food & Wine Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Elizabeth Acevedo Books 'With The Fire On High' Cooks Up A Powerful Message May 11, 2019 Elizabeth Acevedo follows up her National Book Award-winning The Poet X with this story of a young woman juggling high school, single motherhood, and work while dreaming of becoming a chef. Roma got a ton of nominations at this year's Academy Awards, and it more than warrants the praise. Carlos Somonte/Netflix hide caption toggle caption Carlos Somonte/Netflix Review Pop Culture Happy Hour 'Roma' Deserves Its Oscar Buzz January 25, 2019 Alfonso Cuarón directed the award-winning film Gravity in 2013, and won an Oscar for it. Now he's back with a movie that's equally ambitious, and much more personal. Roma is inspired by Alfonso Cuarón's childhood, and the movie tells the story of Cleo, a nanny and housekeeper in 1970's Mexico City. 'Roma' Deserves Its Oscar Buzz 21:16 Toggle more options Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/688197603/688290880" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.