A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table

Sixth-graders Sara, a Pakistani American, and Elizabeth, a white, Jewish girl meet when they take a South Asian cooking class taught by Sara’s mom.

Sixth-graders Sara and Elizabeth could not be more different. Sara is at a new school that is huge and completely unlike the small Islamic school she used to attend. Elizabeth has her own problems: her British mum has been struggling with depression. The girls meet in an after-school South Asian cooking class, which Elizabeth takes because her mom has stopped cooking, and which Sara, who hates to cook, is forced to attend because her mother is the teacher. The girls form a shaky alliance that gradually deepens, and they make plans to create the most amazing, mouth-watering cross-cultural dish together and win a spot on a local food show. They make good cooking partners ... but can they learn to trust each other enough to become true friends?

Title:A Place at the Table
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780358116684
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  • Nenia ?? Socially Awkward Trash Panda ?? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestI was just saying on Twitter that I was craving a rivals to friends story that's like The Great British Baking Show and then an ARC of this bo...

  • Margaret

    5/5 A Place at the Table, by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan, is a middle-grades novel written in two voices. Both narrators are sixth grade girls. First, Sara Hameed is the daughter of Pakistani immig...

  • Aliza Werner

    I was enormously lucky to read an early version of this book. The story is told in two voices in alternating chapters, between Elizabeth (Jewish) and Sara (Muslim), whose families are from different r...

  • Laura Shovan

    Saadia and I discussed our collaboration on A PLACE AT THE TABLE at the Nerdy Book Club Blog.https://nerdybookclub.wordpress.com/2......

  • Laura Mossa

    I finished reading A Place at the Table before the New Year so I did not include it on my official #mustreadin2020 list, but this novel, beautifully co-written by Saadia Faruqi and Laura Shovan is tru...

  • Steph

    ‪A Place at the Table by @LauraShovan & @SaadiaFaruqi reminds us showing bravery and honesty in our friendships can lead to change in the best way. Give yourself the gift of reading this dual narrat...

  • Stephanie

    A Place At The Table by Saadia Faruqi and Laura ShovanBespectacled, nerdy, half-Jewish-half-Brittish Elizabeth and dark-haired, artistic, Muslim, Pakistani-American Sara may not realize it at first bu...

  • Kristin Crouch

    I love everything about this book, except for the fact that I received an ARC from NCTE and therefore don't have the recipes yet! Cannot wait to buy the final version and try every single recipe inclu...

  • Erin Varley

    Thank you to Laura Shovan, Saadia Faruqi, and Clarion Books for sharing an ARC with #bookexpedition. This book has my whole heart. Told in alternating points of view, sixth graders Sara and Elizabeth ...

  • Debbie

    Would work well in a book discussion group, especially if it included cooking.Advanced Reader Copy...