BookDragon Books for the Diverse Reader

Saturdays and Teacakes by Lester L. Laminack, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet [in AsianWeek]

Saturdays ad TeacakesEvery Saturday, a young boy pedals his bike to his grandmother’s house where she is waiting for him to share their weekly ritual which includes hot biscuits, the smell of cut grass, thick tomato sandwiches, and best of all, making then eating the sweet teacakes baked with such love. The stupendous paintings by Chris Soentpiet, a Korean adoptee (who is also my personal all-time favorite illustrator), bring the story to vivid life. Go ahead, reach out and touch.

Review: “New and Notable Books,” AsianWeek, March 25, 2004

TidbitChris Soentpiet was a delightful guest for the Smithsonian’s Korean American Centennial Commemoration‘s summer program, “Korean American Adoptees,” on July 24, 2003.

Readers: Children

Published: 2004


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