A Place at the Table by Saadia Faruqi, Laura Shovan

A Place at the Table

Saadia Faruqi, Laura Shovan

fiction contemporary middle grade emotional reflective slow-paced

336 pages | first published 2020


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 clas...
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emotional 75%
hopeful 75%
inspiring 50%
funny 37%
lighthearted 37%
reflective 25%
adventurous 12%
challenging 12%
informative 12%


medium 85%
slow 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 40% | N/A: 20%

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