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A Place at the Table

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST    |    READ THE TRANSCRIPT    |    BUY THE BOOK     🕮    Muslim author Saadia Faruqui and Jewish author Laura Shovan joined me to talk about their jointly written middle grade contemporary novel, A Place at the Table. This is a book about immigration, about friendship, and it will make you hungry. From the official description: "A timely, accessible, and beautifully written story exploring themes of food, friendship, family and what it means to belong, featuring sixth graders Sara, a Pakistani American, and Elizabeth, a white, Jewish girl taking a South Asian cooking class taught by Sara's mom." LEARN MORE: Buy A Place at the Table Saadia Faruqi's website Laura Shovan's website   Bonus recipes Blue Minaret Poem "My Best Friend is Jewish"  Poetry Friday   GUEST RECOMMENDATIONS - BOOSTING BLACK VOICES: Saadia suggests Not Quite Snow White by Ashley Franklin, Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow Lau