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“Bold and nuanced, this intercultural “cook book” dishes up hearty morsels well worth savoring.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Measuring Up

Written by Lily LaMotte
Illustrated by Ann Xu
Published by HarperCollins Publishers

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?

Primary ISBN: 9780062973870
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant

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