- We're Open: What You Need to Know
by Lily LaMotte
When Cici and her family emigrate from Taiwan to Seattle, Cici misses her grandmother, A-má, more than anything. Determined to buy A-má a plane ticket to visit for her birthday, Cici signs up for a six-week cooking competition. She must decide whether she should cook the delicious Taiwanese dishes A-má taught her, or learn new recipes to please the American judges. Readers will cheer for Cici's courage as she finds confidence in cooking and in life. Be warned! Don't read this book on an empty stomach. Recommended for graphic novel fans.