DIVerse Families
 
The Cook's Family

Title

The Cook's Family

Authors

Laurence Yep

Publisher

Putnam

Publication Year

1998

ISBN

9780399229077

Pages

184 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

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

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Kinship care; Interracial; Biracial; Bicultural; Immigrants and refugees; grandparent raising grandchild; biracial child; interracial marriage; two cultures; bicultural child; undocumented immigrant; illegal immigrant

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Chinese) / White

Family Formation

mother, father, and grandfather

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; Chinatown; cooking; memories; pretend; restaurant

Diversity Impact

direct

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