DIVerse Families
 
Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet

Title

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet

Authors

Sheri L. Smith

Publisher

Delacorte Press

Pages

167 pages

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780385734172

Genre

realism

Topic

Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Multicultural; Biracial; multiple cultures; two races; biracial child

Annotation

Disaster strikes when Ana Shen is about to deliver the salutatorian speech at her junior high school graduation, but an even greater crisis looms when her best friend invites a crowd to Ana's house for dinner, and Ana's multicultural grandparents must find a way to share a kitchen.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / African American

Awards

Middle and Junior High Schoool Library Catalog, Ninth Edition Supplement 2008, 2008; YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2011; Sunshine State Young Reader's Award, 2009-2010 Nominee; Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Young Adult Novels

Keywords

cooking; family life; racially mixed people

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet

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