Tween Book Club - Measuring Up

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Kids, Teens
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Readers ages 10-14 are welcome to join our Tween Book Club! 

For May we will read Measuring Up by Anne LaMotte and Ann Xu.

Registration is required as space is limited. Register online and receive a free copy of the book (we'll send you an email when the books are ready for pick up!). Book Club will meet in person in TCPL's Thaler/Howell room.

From the publisher

A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

Fall 2020 Kids Indie Next List

“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?


Gift of the Charles and Phyllis Brodhead Endowed Book Fund