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Book Review: Donia Bijan’s The Last Days of Café Leila

From the Bolshevik regime to the post-revolution turmoil of the 1980s, the turbulence of the twentieth century serves as the backdrop for Donia Bijan’s sweeping tapestry of family, change, and homecoming, held together by food.

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Book Review: Blue Delliquanti and Soleil Ho’s Meal

A black-and-white graphic novel with a sweet, wholesome queer romance, Meal is a friendly introduction to entomophagy as both a millennia-old source of protein and an integral part of the cuisine of many different cultures.

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Book Review: Chen Chen’s When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities

Chen Chen’s debut collection is an ode to the many complicated relationships of a young, gay, first-generation Chinese immigrant to America: with his family, with his culture, with his country, with himself.

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Book Review: Elizabeth Acevedo’s With the Fire on High

Packed full of seasoning—both literally and metaphorically—With the Fire on High is a hearty tale of love, family, friendship, and food.

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