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Twelve-year-old Cici has just moved from Taiwan to Seattle, and the only thing she wants more than to fit in at her new school is to celebrate her grandmother, A-má’s, seventieth birthday together. Since she can’t go to A-má, Cici cooks up a plan to bring A-má to her by winning the grand prize in a kids’ cooking contest to pay for A-má’s plane ticket! There’s just one problem: Cici only knows how to cook Taiwanese food. And after her pickled cucumber debacle at lunch, she’s determined to channel her inner Julia Child. Can Cici find a winning recipe to reunite with A-má, a way to fit in with her new friends, and somehow find herself too?

Kids will root for Cici as she tries to find the balance between becoming American without forgetting the people and traditions she loved about her homeland. Fans of Roller Girl will love this delightful graphic novel about food, family, and finding your place in a new home!

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Description

"Familiar ingredients — the lunch box moment, disagreements over grades and goals, and cultural alienation scenes — make an appearance, but in LaMotte and Xu’s capable hands, the result is heartwarming fare that will appeal to all." — Publishers Weekly

Product Details

Recommended Age 8 - 12
Author Lily LaMotte
Illustrator Ann Xu
ISBN 0062973878
Publication Date Oct 27, 2020
Publisher HarperAlley
Language English