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About the book: Everyone loves lunchtime. Everyone, that is, but Zia. At school, the other kids are eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cheese and crackers, and apples on the side. But Zia's always nervous about opening her lunchbox. Her dumpling and noodle dishes look different and smell different. She dreads lunchtime. Then, during her birthday week, her parents pack her a different Cantonese dish each day and explain what the food represents: a roast pork bun to bring treasure, soy sauce chicken to bring success, and more. At first, Zia doesn't want to eat her lunch, but once she starts, she just may realize her food could bring her good fortune after all!
About the author: Jenny Liao is a Chinese American author of stories that inspire readers to find pride in every part of their identity. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker and Bon Appétit. A proud child of immigrants, Jenny was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two calico cats, Donut and Beignet. When she’s not writing, she’s eating. No matter where she is in the world, she’s always searching for the local form of fried potato or Chinese takeout. Her debut book Everyone Loves Lunchtime but Zia is releasing February 2023.