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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

picturebook

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Adoption; Interracial; adopted child; interracial adoption; international adoption; adoptive family

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Chinese / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

bicultural; birthdays; family; baking; cake

Diversity Impact

direct

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