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Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan, A Place at the Table

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A Place at the Table is a middle-grade book that tracks Sara, a Pakistani American, and Elizabeth, a white Jewish girl with an English mother. These two 6th graders end up in the same South Asian cooking class. The story is told in alternating viewpoints, and explores various challenges faced by immigrant and first-generation families. As they learn to cook together, they develop a friendship that is sometimes uneasy but in the end, warm and loving.

For teaching resources, see We Need Diverse Books.

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