World Food Day brings to mind Ruth Starke’s wonderful middle grade novel, Noodle Pie.
As Jama Rattigan describes in her blog:
It satisfied my cravings for a little armchair travel, colorful characters, a bounty of ethnic food and family togetherness. Moreover, it taught me a lot about Vietnamese culture …
An entertaining read, the multilayered Noodle Pie makes an ideal choice for a parent/child reading group with rich material for discussion. (But don't forget the refreshments because you're bound to be hungry after reading and discussing this!) And October is Reading Group Month!