The Antiracist Kitchen

  • Illustrated By: Roza Nozari
    Edited By: Nadia L. Hohn
    Foreword by: Ainara Alleyne
  • Pages:160
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Themes:discrimination, truth and reconciliation, racism, culture, diversity
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  • Available:09/12/2023
  • Lexile:970L
  • Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient:X
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★“Twenty-one kid-lit authors of color share a wide array of delicious recipes as well as personal experiences related to culture, race, and racism. Accompanied by vibrant illustrations, these story-recipe pairings demonstrate how intertwined food and identity are…The result is a thoughtful, beautifully designed work that fosters inclusivity and respect…A hearty meal that doles out both culinary delights and moving cultural insights.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★“A celebration of diversity in the form of a cookbook...Aspiring kid chefs will enjoy trying out these original recipes. The author asks, “What if talking about racism was as easy as baking a cake?” With this book, it could be. Recommended for all libraries.”—School Library Journal, starred review

An anthology featuring stories and recipes from racialized authors about food, culture and resistance

What if talking about racism was as easy as baking a cake, frying plantains or cooking rice? The Antiracist Kitchen: 21 Stories (and Recipes) is a celebration of food, family, activism and resistance in the face of racism. In this anthology featuring stories and recipes from 21 diverse and award-winning North American children's authors, the authors share the role of food in their lives and how it has helped fight discrimination, reclaim culture and celebrate people with different backgrounds. They bring personal and sometimes difficult experiences growing up as racialized people. Chopped, seared, marinated and stewed, The Antiracist Kitchen highlights the power of sitting down to share a meal and how that simple act can help bring us all together.

Featuring recipes and stories from S.K. Ali, Bryan Patrick Avery, Ruth Behar, Marty Chan, Ann Yu-Kyung Choi, Hasani Claxton, Natasha Deen, Reyna Grande, Deidre Havrelock, Jennifer de Leon, Andrea J. Loney, Janice Lynn Mather, Linda Sue Park, Danny Ramadan, Sarah Raughley, Waubgeshig Rice, Rahma Rodaah, Andrea Rogers, Simran Jeet Singh, Ayelet Tsabari and Susan Yoon.

The epub edition of this title is fully accessible.

★“Twenty-one kid-lit authors of color share a wide array of delicious recipes as well as personal experiences related to culture, race, and racism. Accompanied by vibrant illustrations, these story-recipe pairings demonstrate how intertwined food and identity are…The result is a thoughtful, beautifully designed work that fosters inclusivity and respect…A hearty meal that doles out both culinary delights and moving cultural insights.”

– Kirkus Reviews, starred review

★“A celebration of diversity in the form of a cookbook...Aspiring kid chefs will enjoy trying out these original recipes. The author asks, “What if talking about racism was as easy as baking a cake?” With this book, it could be. Recommended for all libraries.”

– School Library Journal, starred review

“Purchase it for your school library: teachers of nutrition can use it in their classrooms, and it will provide food for thought (and the table, lunch-bag, and home kitchen) for students who are interested in the culture of food. The diversity of ethnic food cultures is valued, and the book reminds readers that we are what we eat, and who we are is affirmed by what we eat…bold graphics underscore the message that we should all be at the table, whoever we are. Highly Recommended.”

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
“I give The Antiracist Kitchen five foodie stars for providing nutritional healing through inherited recipes that will satisfy more than physical hunger. This unique cookbook should be in every library and pantry!”
– Crystal Allen, award-winning author of the The Magnificent Maya Tibbs series
“This beautiful collection of stories and recipes will warm both hearts and bellies for generations to come.”
– Monique Gray Smith, award-winning author of My Heart Fills With Happiness

“Nadia Hohn has done something incredible: she has taken our collective love of food and transformed it into a cultural and educational experience in anti-racism. What’s beautiful about this book are the stories and the simplicity. It’s not about elegant ingredients or elaborate menus. The Antiracist Kitchen teaches deeply profound lessons on self-love, discrimination and social struggles through a series of personal, intimate stories. Sometimes food is the lesson, other times food is the messenger. What you get out of this anthology, however, is a clear picture of what it means to belong and how not belonging can severely impact our lives.”

– Kern Carter, author of Boys and Girls Screaming
“Some of these stories will make you laugh, and some will make you cry. But all of them will bring you together in the kitchen.”
– Sadé Smith, author of Granny's Kitchen

“A delicious read, chock-full of love, pride, and a whole lotta spice!”

– Tami Charles, New York Times Bestselling Author of All Because You Matter

“An outstanding anthology that shows us the power of community and our interconnectedness! Through the amazing recipes and stories shared, readers will learn that celebrating, listening and learning from each other is an intentional way to fight against racism. This anthology is a work of love and it feels like a warm hug.”

– Rabia Khokhar (B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed.)

The Antiracist Kitchen nourishes both body and mind with its heartwarming stories, beautiful illustrations, and delicious recipes from around the world. This collection needs to be in every kitchen!”

– Janae Marks, NYT Bestselling Author

“Nadia L. Hohn’s latest creation is a testament to her work as an artivist… Illustrator Roza Nozari brings a colourful boost to the collection with her bold and bright artwork.”

– Canadian Children's Book Centre (CCBC) Canadian Children’s Book News

“[Offers] teachable moments and memorable anecdotes.”

– YAdudebooks

“A must-read for anyone seeking to broaden their culinary horizons, embrace cultural diversity, and engage in meaningful conversations about race and unity. It’s an invitation to transform our kitchens into spaces where differences are celebrated, conversations flourish, and delicious meals are shared with love and understanding.”

– Canadian Cookbooks
Loan Stars Canadian Juvenile top 10 pick   | 2023  |  Commended
BookPal Outstanding Works of Literature (OWL) Awards - Education: Middle School   | 2023  |  Long-listed
Ontario Library association (OLA) Best Bets   | 2023  |  Commended

Download the Antiracist Kitchen Chapter Sampler.

Download the Antiracist Kitchen Teacher Guide.