2011 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults: Part II: What’s Cooking?
Each year the Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults committee searches for the most popular paperbacks for teens. From year to year the themes vary, this year we focused on books that dealt with mysteries, food, dystopias, and other supernatural beings.
What’s Cooking?: Tasty Reads to Fill Your Belly and Warm Your Soul.
Hungry for a good book? Why not check out the menu of good books on the What’s Cooking? list. The list covers a range of titles that will teach you how to make your own meal to funny heart warming stories. One of our favorites this year was The Manga Cookbook by The Manga University Culinary Institute and illustrated by Chihiro Hattori; dust off you chopstick skills and chow down on manga-inspired Japanese cuisine. In this manga Miyuki, Hiroshi, and their pal Coo, will teach you everything you’ll need to know to make a delicious meal! Another one of our favorites is Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith; blood sausage is just one of the many specialties at this vampire-friendly restaurant. Find out what made the list by visiting: www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists/poppaper
–Franklin Escobedo, Chair 2011 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults Committee