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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 Mar 2024
Awards
Sydney Taylor Notable Book

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130 Reviews

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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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Best book I’ve ever read

Review by Eisnumber1

I love it for so many reasons and it teaches me a lot .

Jun 09, 2024 08:51 PM
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A Place at the Table

Review by EMG14

This book was really good. I loved it. I would recommend it to anyone who likes international food. There is a great theme.

Jun 07, 2024 04:34 PM
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SO GOOD!

Review by Babypandasrule

This is by far the best book that I've read so far from pj library. It is about friendship, overcoming challenges, and understanding from another person's point of view. If you like a page flipper that you can't put down choose a place at the table. If you like realistic fiction, friendship, and overcoming barriers that other people have set for you then 100% choose this book.

Jun 06, 2024 09:13 PM
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Review by SweetN1

This was my favorite book that I have picked so far.My favorite part of the book is when Elizabeth and Sara make the Cuppa tea de halwa. My favorite characters are Sara and Elizabeth. This book was deliciously amazing. This was the perfect read for me. If you have not picked this book yet… PICK IT!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 05, 2024 09:00 PM
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hooray for this book

Review by ELSK

This book is for people who like to read about friendship. I think this book is AWESOME to keep you entertained. Two girls, having ups and downs about friendship. This book was the perfect read for me. I like reading about people (kids) who have adventures. It's also fun that the story is told from the girls's point of view. I love stories like that. If you REALLY want to find out more you should totally read this book! It also feels good to read books with surprising twists and turns. It makes you feel excited, which is a really good thing when you are reading. If a book is not interesting you, then you will get bored, and that is just not good when you are reading! So if you want to experience a good book, you REEEEAAALLY SHOULD GET THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I strongly recommend it!

Jun 04, 2024 08:33 PM