Lessons in Fusion

Madayag Knazan, P.
Sarah is a sixteen-year-old with a successful blog showcasing her culinary talents with recipes highlighting her Jewish heritage with some Filipino flair. When invited to compete in a popular virtual cooking competition, she faces discrimination and must reflect on her cultural identity, leaning on her family to help her through the experience. In a secondary classroom, the novel is a springboard for research projects, writing opportunities, and classroom discussions around themes of identity, racism, inclusion, and family. The novel may inspire students to engage with the recipes and explore fusion, Jewish, and Filipino cuisine.
English Language Arts
  • 9-10

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