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

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

1984

ISBN

9780395353790

Genre

realism

Topic

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

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

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

male and female

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Japanese / Biracial / White

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

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

How My Parents Learned How to Eat

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