DIVerse Families
 
The Cook's Family

Title

The Cook's Family

Authors

Laurence Yep

Publisher

Putnam

Pages

184 pages

Publication Year

1998

ISBN

9780399229077

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Kinship care; Interracial; Biracial; Bicultural; interracial marriage; biracial child; grandparent raising grandchild; two cultures; bicultural child

Annotation

As her parents' arguments become more frequent, Robin looks forward to the visits that she and her grandmother make to Chinatown, where they pretend to be an elderly cook's family, giving Robin new insights into her Chinese heritage.

Grade Level

3-5, 6-8

Family Formation

mother and father, multi-generational

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

LGBTQ+

none

Race/Ethnicities

American / Chinese

Awards

Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001; Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000; Eureka! California in Children's Literature, 2003; Best Children's Books of the Year, 1999; Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Third Edition, 2001

Keywords

family problems; Chinese Americans; family life; Chinatown; cooking

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

The Cook's Family

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