How My Parents Learned to Eat
An American sailor courts a Japanese girl and each tries, in secret, to learn the other's way of eating.
Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Biracial; Interracial; Bicultural; biracial child; mixed race; interracial family; interracial marriage; bicultural family; bicultural child
female child; adult male; adult female
Japanese / White
mother and father
Christopher Award, 1985, Winner
American Experience: Strength from Diversity
Books for Beginning Readers, 1998 Putting It all Together
Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages, 2003 Stories: Five to Seven
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Children's Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006
Recommended Picture Books Featuring Interracial Families, 2011 Picture Book
Japanese; American; sailor; chopsticks; knives; forks; eating utensils; eating; dinner; courting
Friedman, Ina R., "How My Parents Learned to Eat" (1984). Diverse Families. 365.