Graphic Novel Rec #14: Our Little Kitchen

Creator: Jillian Tamaki

Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers

Our Little Kitchen won the Eisner Award for Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8) this year so I had to check it out. This story is based on the Tamaki’s experience volunteering at a small community kitchen in Brooklyn. I found this text to be charming and I believe it will easily find a home in many primary classrooms. This book is perfect for those who love cooking, community and comics!

Check out my inforgraphic? cartoon? below to see some of my other thoughts.

Teaching Considerations:

  • Genre: Realistic Fiction with bits of informational text embedded (recipes)…so hybrid?
  • Units of Study: Small moments, How-to writing, realistic fiction
  • Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade

Published by Eric Hand

I'm an educator and literacy professional with a long-standing passion for comic books and graphic novels.

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