Mei-Mei's Lucky Birthday Noodles: A Loving Story of Adoption, Chinese Culture and a Special Birthday Treat

Title

Mei-Mei's Lucky Birthday Noodles: A Loving Story of Adoption, Chinese Culture and a Special Birthday Treat

Authors

Shan-Shan Chen

Illustrator

Heidi Goodman

Publisher

Tuttle Publishing

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781462915934

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

On her sixth birthday, Mei Mei puts on a special new dress and helps her adoptive mother make a traditional birthday dish from Mei Mei's home country, China, to share with her loving family. Includes recipe for Lucky Birthday Noodles.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD600L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Adoption; Interracial; Bicultural; adopted child; adoptive parents; interracial adoption; international adoption; interracial family; bicultural child

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Chinese) / White

Family Formation

adoptive mother and father

Keywords

birthdays; baking; cake; traditional dish; China; party; new dress; recipe

Diversity Impact

direct

Mei-Mei's Lucky Birthday Noodles: A Loving Story of Adoption, Chinese Culture and a Special Birthday Treat

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