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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

Lexile Measure

660L

Diversity Topics

Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Biracial; Interracial; Multicultural; biracial teenager; interracial marriage, interracial family; multicultural family

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Chinese; Japanese) / Black (African American)

Family Formation

multigenerational

Awards

Cybils Awards, 2008, Finalist, Young Adult Novels
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition Supplement 2008, 2008
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2011 Whats Cooking?

Keywords

cooking; parties; kitchen; dinner table; food; middle school; graduation presents; competition

Diversity Impact

direct

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet


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