Measuring Up

measuring up book cover

by Lily LaMotte


Cici has just moved from Taiwan to Seattle. She is learning about American customs and really misses her A-ma. She decides to try something new and enters a cooking contest so she can win and get the money for a plane ticket for her A-ma. Along the way, she makes new friends and figures out what is important to her. I empathized with Cici being in a different culture than her own, and was cheering for her to win the contest. The recipes also sounded very tasty!