DIVerse Families
 
Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet

Title

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet

Authors

Sheri L. Smith

Publisher

Delacorte Press

Publication Year

2008

ISBN

9780385734172

Pages

167 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

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

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / African American

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

none

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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