DIVerse Families
 
How My Parents Learned How to Eat

Title

How My Parents Learned How to Eat

Authors

Ina R. Friedman

Illustrator

Allen Say

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin

Publication Year

1984

ISBN

9780395353790

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

An American sailor courts a Japanese girl and each tries, in secret, to learn the other's way of eating.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethinicity; Biracial; Interracial; Bicultural; mixed race; interracial family; interracial marriage; bicultural family

Main Character

male and female

Race/Ethnicities

Japanese / Biracial / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Recommended Literature: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve,2002 California Department of Education
Books for Beginning Readers,1998 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition,2001 H.W. Wilson
Recommended Picture Books Featuring Interracial Families,2011 Cooperative Children s Book Center
Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages,2003 Bank Street College of Education
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition,2006 H.W. Wilson
California Young Reader Medal, 1989
Nominee California
Mockingbird Award, 1987-1988
Nominee Texas
Christopher Award, 1985 Winner United States

Keywords

Japanese; American; sailor; chopsticks

Diversity Impact

direct

How My Parents Learned How to Eat

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