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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103 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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Nice book

Review by pinkart2020

I give this book five stars. I recommend it for anyone who likes to cook or likes to learn about different recipes and techniques. I also like how this books explains how some group is a cooking class and learns to cook. Definitely recommend.

Sep 05, 2023 11:30 PM
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A Place At the Table

Review by redpanda10

I thought this book was really good and made me hungry a lot. The food that Elizabeth and Sara were making sounded amazing and I want to try all of them, including there special dish.

Jul 10, 2023 01:19 PM
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A Place at the Table

Review by lbraunst

I love this book! It's so good, and I would definitely recommend it to someone.

Jul 05, 2023 09:46 PM
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Deserves a place in your bookshelf

Review by FlyingFairy

I love this book so much! I've read it many times. The characters are interesting and relatable. I love how each chapter switches perspectives, too. I love, too, how not only there's friendships between cultures, but also yes, people of opposite genders can have a purely platonic relationship. Also, the plot is complex and it's wonderful. Would totally recommend it!

Jun 09, 2023 03:38 PM
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A place at the table

Review by DSTerry

Great book! Amazing plot and good characters! I totally recommend it!

Apr 09, 2023 05:43 PM