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Dumplings for Lili - Cover
Dumplings for Lili
Melissa Iwai, Norton Young Readers 2021
 
Lili is helping Nai Nai make special dumplings called "baos" but - zao gao! - they are out of cabbage leaves. So Lili goes up to the fifth floor to borrow cabbage leaves from Babcia, but - Do licha! - Babcia is out of potatoes for her pierogi. Down goes Lili to the second floor to borrow potatoes from Abuela, who has potatoes, but - Cha! - Abuela is out of cumin she needs for tamales. Back up the stairs with the potatoes, then down to the fourth floor to Gramma to borrow the cumin, but - !O, cielos! - Gramma is out of the garlic she needs for beef patties. Nona has garlic, but she needs olive oil. Luckily, Teta has olive oil. And after all the ups and downs, everyone cooks their own kind of dumpling and brings them outside to celebrate Lili's mama and papa coming home with the new little baby. Lots of counting in this delightful book - and a great recipe for baos!

Ages: Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English, Multiple Languages
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Elders, Immigrant, Asian American, Carribean, European, Latino American, Southwest Asia/North Africa
Special Topics: Birth/Babies, Food, Cooking, Math/Numbers - STEAM
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Joy in Diversity, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice