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Mama's Love Language: Sometimes Love Tastes Like Hainan Chicken Rice

Elisa Stad

Jade is a girl who lives in two worlds and, coming from a multicultural family, she's on a quest to understand her identity and where she truly belongs.

She is trying to find her place in the world but feels different from the other kids at school. Back home, Jade's parents have their unique approach to love and care. Sometimes Jade is embarrassed by Mama's accent and she can't understand why she is not just like any other mother she knows.

The real adventure unfolds when Jade starts rebelling against her mother's traditional ways of showing love, especially through food. It's a struggle that takes her on a path of discovery, as she learns about her family's rich heritage and her mother's challenging past in Vietnam and as an immigrant.

Jade then discovers that even though Mama doesn't hug or say I love you, the healing aroma of ginger, green onions, and chicken broth does.

"Mama's Love Language" is a heartwarming children's book that addresses the universal theme of belonging and the beauty of cultural diversity. Through Jade's story, children will learn that being different is not only okay but something to be celebrated, and that love can come in many shapes and forms.

This book is ideal for children the ages of 4-9

Book Details

  • Publisher: Ginger Lotus Press
  • Publish Date: Nov 8th, 2023
  • Pages: 32
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.50in - 0.08in - 0.28lb
  • EAN: 9798988378501
  • Categories: Family - MultigenerationalPeople & Places - AsiaSocial Themes - Emigration & Immigration

About the Author

Stad, Elisa: - Elisa Stad, a daughter of a Vietnamese refugee mother and American father, moved homes often as a child. She grew up in a multicultural home, searching for identity. Elisa is passionate about diversity and has worked in over 40 countries. She finds joy through dancing, eating dumplings, and her spiritual practice. Elisa lives in Southern California with her husband, 3 children, and a bernedoodle.
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