Kimchi & Calamari
Family Relationships; Adoption; interracial adoption
Teenaged Joseph Calderaro, who was adopted from Korea by Italian parents, begins to make important self-discoveries about race and family after his social studies teacher assigns an essay on cultural heritage and tracing the past.
Korean and Italian
Best Children's Books of the Year,2008 Bank Street College of Education; Choices,2008 Cooperative Children's Book Center; Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to Ninth Edition,2007 H.W. Wilson Company; 50 Books about Family,2011 Cooperative Children s Book Center; Charlotte Award, 2010; Nominee New York; Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award, 2010; Nominee Louisiana; Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award, 2010; Nominee Illinois; Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, 2008-2009; Nominee Florida; Read On Wisconsin, 2013-2014; Nominee Wisconsin
Korean Americans; families
Kent, Rose, "Kimchi & Calamari" (2010). DIVerse Families. 153.