Published by Readers to Eaters
Summary: Roy Choi’s family moved from South Korea to Los Angeles when he was two. He grew up exploring the streets of L.A. and coming home to his mom’s delicious Korean cuisine. After graduating from culinary school, Roy became a chef in a fancy restaurant. When he lost his job, he decided to partner up with a friend and open a taco truck with a Korean twist. The Kogi Korean taco trucks were a hit, and Roy built on this success by starting the Locol restaurant in the Watts neighborhood of L.A. He continues to expand his culinary offerings, bringing his cooking to as many different types of places and people as he can. Includes notes from both authors and the illustrator, as well as a bibliography and list of resources. 32 pages; grades 1-5.
Pros: The third collaboration between Jacqueline Briggs Martin and Readers to Eaters, this mouth-watering, fast-paced biography is designed to inspire kids to cook and eat new foods. The graffiti-influenced illustrations are the perfect complement for this ode to the city streets.
Cons: You’ll be craving a Korean taco before you’re halfway through this book.