Elizabeth and Sara are both in 6th grade, and they’re both worried about their mothers — but the similarities end there. Can the two girls overcome their differences and agree on an award-winning recipe for their school’s International Food Festival?
Ages 10+
Pages 336
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Coming Oct 2021
Sydney Taylor Notable Book

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Deliciously Powerful

Review by Zeke

“A Place at the Table” is an amazing, moving, mouth-watering novel. The story tells the friendship of two different girls, Elizabeth, who’s Jewish/American/British and Sara, who’s Pakastinian, that come together in a cooking class. The book really makes you think about discrimination and the story dives deep in to themes like belonging and exceptance. The food in this book makes your mouth water and makes you want to try new foods. The celebrations and rituals of Elizabeth and Sara make you want to learn about new cultures. The stories from both the girls' perspectives make you want to keep learning about their inspirational friendship. The book has powerful, heartbreaking scenes, yet goofy, fun ones too. It is an AMAZING book about friendship, family, discrimination, belonging and FOOD!

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My favourite book!!! A must read!

Review by MusicMusic

Best book ever! A must read! The book is about two girls named Sara and Elizabeth. Sara is Pakistani and Elizabeth is Jewish. They are both going into grade seven. They both end up going to Sara’s mom’s cooking class and become friends. Later on a food festival is announced and Sara and Elizabeth decide to teem up and compete in the cooking contest, with a prize of being on a cooking television show. Can Sara and Elizabeth win the cooking contest and the prize? Read this fantastic book to find out!

Oct 06, 2021 11:27 PM
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Review by panda2017

I loved a Place at the Table! There was a lot of character development, and it was a really fun read! Highly recommend.

Oct 04, 2021 06:48 PM
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Great book!!

Review by Shlomi1904

So good!! Recommended for people who like a good novel

Oct 02, 2021 09:14 PM
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Amazing Book!

Review by lrkcello

I loved this book because of its strong messages about diversity and friendship. It taught me about culture and traditions, and also showed how diversity makes us stronger together, not just as individuals. I just couldn’t put it down!

Oct 02, 2021 01:07 PM
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Great Book

Review by OUSnyd

A Place At The Table is a great book. A Place At The Table is about Elizabeth a British-American jewish girl and Sara a Pakistani-American girl. They get into a cooking competition, trying to save Sara's mom's business. It is a really great book and I totally recommend it.

Oct 01, 2021 08:05 PM