Measuring Up

Category: Book
By (author): LaMotte, Lily
Illustrated By: Xu, Ann
Subject:  JUVENILE FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Cooking & Food
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)
Audience: young adult
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: October 2020
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.00in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*

"A beautiful story about food, family, and finding your place in the world." -Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese and Dragon Hoops

"A delicious and heartwarming exploration of identity by a young immigrant trying to find her place in multiple cultures." -Remy Lai, author of Pie in the Sky and Fly on the Wall

Twelve-year-old Cici has just moved from Taiwan to Seattle, and the only thing she wants more than to fit in at her new school is to celebrate her grandmother, A-má's, seventieth birthday together.

Since she can't go to A-má, Cici cooks up a plan to bring A-má to her by winning the grand prize in a kids' cooking contest to pay for A-má's plane ticket! There's just one problem: Cici only knows how to cook Taiwanese food.

And after her pickled cucumber debacle at lunch, she's determined to channel her inner Julia Child. Can Cici find a winning recipe to reunite with A-má, a way to fit in with her new friends, and somehow find herself too?

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection