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Wells, Rosemary
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 1998
IL K-3  RL 2.5
ISBN 0786803959
Yoko's mother sends her off to school with her favorite foods packed in a willow -covered cooler.  Lunchtime arrives and a variety of delicacies appear from the children's lunch boxes. Timothy enjoys his peanut butter and honey sandwich while Hazel munches happily on her egg salad on pumpernickel.   Everyone seems content until one of her classmates notices the seaweed in Yoko's lunch.  It seems as if everyone has something impolite to say about Yoko's favorite foods.  But wise Mrs. Jenkins, Yoko's teacher, turns things around when she plans an International Food Day for the class and insists that all the children try "a bite of everything".  Will they eat Yoko's favorite food, sushi?  Why not nibble along with Yoko and her friends to find out!  (Jeannie Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards)
SUBJECTS:     Food -- Fiction
                        Sushi -- Fiction
                        Schools -- Fiction
                        Japanese Americans -- Fiction


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