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Hungry Hearts: 13 Tales of Food & Love



edited by
Elsie Chapman ,Caroline Tung Richmond

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Simon Pulse
ISBN
9781534421851
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: General, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Marijuana Use, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Language: Strong Language, Violence: Mild Violence
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JLG Category

Young Adults

A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the confections she makes at her family’s pasteleria. A tourist from Montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling that could cure his fear of death. An aspiring chef realizes that butter and soul are the key ingredients to win a cooking competition that could win him the money to save his mother’s life.

Welcome to Hungry Hearts Row, where the answers to most of life’s hard questions are kneaded, rolled, baked. Where a typical greeting is, “Have you had anything to eat?” Where magic and food and love are sometimes one and the same.

told in interconnected short stories, Hungry Hearts explores the many meanings food can take on beyond mere nourishment. It can symbolize love and despair, family and culture, belonging and home.

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POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Crime: General, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Marijuana Use, Sexual Content: Mild Sexual Content/Themes, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Language: Strong Language, Violence: Mild Violence

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

368

Trim Size

8 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

5.4: points 13

Lexile

810L

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Oct 2019

Book Genres


Topics

Short stories. Anthologies. Romance. Food. Love. Neighborhoods. Restaurants. Cooking. Families.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews*

School Library Journal

Hungry Hearts Row is every foodie’s dream presented on a young adult platter. Each of the 13 notable authors in this anthology, including Sandhya Menon, Sara Farizan, and Anna-Marie McLemore, spins a tale that takes place or relates back to Hungry Hearts Row, a geographically ambiguous neighborhood hosting mostly independently owned restaurants, cafés, convenience stores, and pastelerías, each of which serves its unique flavors from all over the world. Each story explores the overall theme of food: how it connects us across generations and borders, how expertise in its creation can be mostly inherited and possibly learned, how recipes can consist of more than just food, and how each course can satiate more than hunger. While dishes are described in mouth-watering detail, contributors don’t shy away from secondary themes of family, faith, first love, xenophobia, mental and physical health, and gentrification. Not confined by any one genre, these authors serve up a sampler platter comprised of realistic meet-cute romance, anxiety-ridden self-discovery, vengeful magical realism, superhero fantasy, and tests of grief-stricken family foundations, all seamlessly blended together within the Hungry Hearts world. If home is where the heart is, this gourmet story collection is a place many readers will ache to call home. A well-rounded, delicious addition to most middle school and YA collections, especially where anthologies, fiction about food, or these authors’ works are popular.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Hungry Hearts Row is every foodie’s dream presented on a young adult platter. Each of the 13 notable authors in this anthology, including Sandhya Menon, Sara Farizan, and Anna-Marie McLemore, spins a tale that takes place or relates back to Hungry Hearts Row, a geographically ambiguous neighborhood hosting mostly independently owned restaurants, cafés, convenience stores, and pastelerías, each of which serves its unique flavors from all over the world. Each story explores the overall theme of food: how it connects us across generations and borders, how expertise in its creation can be mostly inherited and possibly learned, how recipes can consist of more than just food, and how each course can satiate more than hunger. While dishes are described in mouth-watering detail, contributors don’t shy away from secondary themes of family, faith, first love, xenophobia, mental and physical health, and gentrification. Not confined by any one genre, these authors serve up a sampler platter comprised of realistic meet-cute romance, anxiety-ridden self-discovery, vengeful magical realism, superhero fantasy, and tests of grief-stricken family foundations, all seamlessly blended together within the Hungry Hearts world. If home is where the heart is, this gourmet story collection is a place many readers will ache to call home. A well-rounded, delicious addition to most middle school and YA collections, especially where anthologies, fiction about food, or these authors’ works are popular.

Grades 9 & Up
Young Adults
For Grades 9 & Up

Your older teen readers will appreciate the 12 selections in this category, a diverse mix of fiction and nonfiction covering complex issues and more mature content, from crushes and body changes to friendships and sibling rivalry.

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$201.60 per Year
Interests
Diversity,Fiction,Mature Readers,LGBTQ+,Novels,Funny/Humorous,Realistic Fiction
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