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LET ME FIX YOU A PLATE
September 7, 2021 || Publisher: Holiday House
This tale of a family road trip highlights the author's joy in both her American and Colombian heritage, and captures all the warmth and love of her family's two distinct cultures.
Inspired by Elizabeth Lilly's childhood vacations and the sense-memories of late-night journeys down the coast, Let Me Fix You a Plate is a vivacious exploration of family traditions old and new— from toast with homemade blueberry jam, to fresh orange juice and arepas with queso blanco, to midnight waffles at home.
Vivid illustrations explore the heart of the home—the kitchen—and the treasures found when a family gathers to celebrate their culture, and one another. Joyous, bright, and mouth-watering, this celebration of family and our diverse, delicious traditions is sure to leave readers hungry for more!
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2021
Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book
"With clear, bighearted text and an expressive ink line drawing the variously shaped bodies of her characters, Lilly . . . pays tribute to familial richness across generations and cultures.."
"Like a cozy cuddle from a beloved family member, Let Me Fix You a Plate is a warm squeeze that leaves you grinning and a little bit breathless."
"A storytelling feast for the whole family, no matter where you live." -Kirkus
ALSC Notable Book
CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center) Choice
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