What's for Lunch?: How Schoolchildren Eat Around the World

illus. by Sophie Casson. 40p. glossary. Red Deer. 2012. pap. $12.95. ISBN 978-0-88995-482-3.
Gr 1–4—From an American cafeteria to a refugee camp in Kenya, there's a consistent format to almost every spread, which features a meal from a specific city: story/origin of the lunch on the left, color photograph on the right. These simple visuals, like the single scoop of lentils served on a sheet of notebook paper in Lucknow, India, speak volumes. Though not in-depth, the explanations and diagrammed facts surrounding the pictures can provide many points of discussion about cultural differences, poverty, nutrition, world hunger, and activism.—Joanna K. Fabicon, Los Angeles Public Library

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