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Geraldine Pu and Her Lunch Box, Too!



written and illustrated by
Maggie P. Chang

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Imprint
Simon Spotlight
ISBN
9781534484696
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
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JLG Category

Easy Reading Plus

Meet spunky, funny, and friendly Geraldine Pu as she takes on a bully and makes a new friend in this first book in a new Level 3 Ready-to-Read Graphics series!

Geraldine Pu’s favorite part of school is lunch. She loves her lunch box, which she calls Biandang. She can’t wait to see what her grandmother, Amah, has packed inside it each day. Then one day, Geraldine gets stinky tofu...and an unexpected surprise. What will she do?

Ready-to-Read Graphics books give readers the perfect introduction to the graphic novel format with easy-to-follow panels, speech bubbles with accessible vocabulary, and sequential storytelling that is spot-on for beginning readers. There’s even a how-to guide for reading graphic novels at the beginning of each book.“Words from Geraldine’s World.” “A Message from Biandang.” Recipe for steamed pork bao. Full-color illustrations. 

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

64

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Sep 2021

Book Genres

Early Chapter Book, Graphic Novels

Topics

Ethnic foods. Food. Lunches. Lunch boxes. Schools. Taiwanese Americans. Friendship. Family life. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2–In this start to a new graphic novel series, a young Taiwanese American girl faces lunchroom bullies with the help of her lunchbox. Geraldine Pu speaks English, Mandarin Chinese, and Taiwanese with her family at home. At school, Geraldine loves lunchtime best because every day her grandmother Amah packs her a special lunch in Biangdang, a purple lunchbox that she’s lovingly covered with stickers. With a zipper for a mouth and fasteners that resemble eyes, Biangdang brims with personality as he narrates the story. One day a classmate dubs Geraldine’s lunch “GROSS!” and his close-minded opinion spreads to other kids. Geraldine must bravely face down intolerance and ridicule in order to remain true to her culture and heritage. The graphic format will be enticing to younger readers, and the distinct panels make it easy to follow the ­action. The art is static but uses sound effects and close-ups to create an intimate tone as Geraldine wrestles with both her love for Biangdang and her culture, food, and family and the shame she feels when her classmates taunt her. The book includes a section with “Words from Geraldine’s World” and a recipe for Bao from Amah’s kitchen. VERDICT Early readers will sink their teeth into this refreshing story. Pair it with K-Fai Steele’s A Normal Pig for a story time highlighting lunchtime inclusion. –Laken Hottle, Providence Community Lib.

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2–In this start to a new graphic novel series, a young Taiwanese American girl faces lunchroom bullies with the help of her lunchbox. Geraldine Pu speaks English, Mandarin Chinese, and Taiwanese with her family at home. At school, Geraldine loves lunchtime best because every day her grandmother Amah packs her a special lunch in Biangdang, a purple lunchbox that she’s lovingly covered with stickers. With a zipper for a mouth and fasteners that resemble eyes, Biangdang brims with personality as he narrates the story. One day a classmate dubs Geraldine’s lunch “GROSS!” and his close-minded opinion spreads to other kids. Geraldine must bravely face down intolerance and ridicule in order to remain true to her culture and heritage. The graphic format will be enticing to younger readers, and the distinct panels make it easy to follow the ­action. The art is static but uses sound effects and close-ups to create an intimate tone as Geraldine wrestles with both her love for Biangdang and her culture, food, and family and the shame she feels when her classmates taunt her. The book includes a section with “Words from Geraldine’s World” and a recipe for Bao from Amah’s kitchen. VERDICT Early readers will sink their teeth into this refreshing story. Pair it with K-Fai Steele’s A Normal Pig for a story time highlighting lunchtime inclusion. –Laken Hottle, Providence Community Lib.

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