Tuesday, April 5, 2022

SOUL FOOD SUNDAY by Winsome Bingham. Illus. by C.G. Esperanza.  New York: Abrams Books, 2021. 40p.  ISBN 978-141974771-7 hc. $17.99     Gr. K-3     E PIC

View a family gathering through the eyes of a child when "...everyone gathers at Granny's for soul food."  As the young narrator describes his extended family arriving in small groups, Granny drapes a chef jacket over his shoulders and proceeds to give him a cooking lesson.  He'll be making mac'n'cheese, cleaning the greens, and preparing meat for the grill, before adding his own sweet concoction for today's meal.  Both the author and illustrator learned how to cook from their grandmothers, making this beautiful book an authentic reading experience for young children.  They include a delicious mac'n'cheese recipe on the last page.  Enjoy!

Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI

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