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Nonfiction Monday: A Taste of Asia

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, so let's begin with a taste of Asia for Grades K-8.

9780395442357_lg How My Parents Learned to Eat
by Ina R. Friedman(Author)
and Allen Say (Illustrator)

Reading level: Grades K-2
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

An American sailor and a Japanese student teach each other how their families eat.

9781584302759_lg Hiromi's Hands
by Lynne Barasch

Reading level: Grades 3-5
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Lee and Low Books

In this true story, a Japanese-American girl grows up and learns how to make sushi in her father's restaurant.

Wtwe_med What the World Eats
by Faith D'Aluisio (Author)
and Peter Menzel (Photographer)

Reading level: Grades 6-8
Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Tricycle Press

See what 25 families around the world eat in this photo-essay filled with maps, charts and recipes.


Discover Asian Pacific American stories with these lesson plans and videos from Scholastic.

Visit the Asian Pacific Heritage Month pages at the Library of Congress for lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids using primary sources.

Write a Reader's Theater script for your K-8 classroom with these Asian Folktales Lesson Plans.

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I remember reading How My Parents Learned to Eat in the third grade. I love that book so much!!!

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