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Dumpling Soup

by Jama Kim Rattigan
Illustrated by Lillian Hsu-Flanders

Published by Little, Brown and Company, 1993
32 pages
ISBN: 0-316-73445-4

Ages 5-8

Marisa’s Korean grandmother calls their family “chop suey” because they are “all mixed up”—Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Hawaiian, and white. But this doesn’t keep them apart. On New Year’s Eve they all gather together for dumplings at grandmother’s house. Although the illustrations don’t show very visible racial differences between the family members, the text emphasizes the diversity of their food cultures and ethnic identities in a lengthy picture book story featuring a concise glossary in the front of the book presenting vocabulary from the many different languages this family speaks. (Gretchen Aiyangar, CCBC Reference Assistant) ©2010 Cooperative Children’s Book Center

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