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Lunch from Home

Written by Joshua David Stein (Author) and Niki Russ Federman, Ray Garcia, Preeti Mistry (Contributors)
Illustrated by Jing Li
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group

What happens when a child’s favorite packed lunch is met with disparaging comments at the school lunch table?

In a classroom of sandwiches, four students stand out with their homemade, culturally-specific lunches. But before they can dig in and enjoy their favorite foods, their lunches are spoiled by scrunched noses and disgusted reactions from their sandwich-eating classmates.

Follow each of the four students as they learn to cope with their first “lunch box moments” in this picture book that encourages empathy and inspires all readers to stand up for their food! Inspired by the “lunch box moments” of four acclaimed chefs, Ray Garcia, Preeti Mistry, Mina Park, and Niki Russ Federman, this heartwarming story reminds us all that one’s food is a reflection of self and an authentic celebration of culture.

Primary ISBN: 9780593384459
Publication Date: August 2022
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Picture Book, Age 03 or older

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Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unknown Arrival

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Written with Cultural Advisors

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