A Korean American Memoir

Michelle Zauner’s book, Crying in H-Mart is an honest, powerful memoir about the intricate bond Michelle has with her Korean mother, Chongmi. It is also about the self-exploration that she experiences upon learning that her mother is dying of cancer. Michelle born in Seoul, South Korea relocated to Eugene, Oregon with her parents when sheContinue reading “A Korean American Memoir”

Taking Up Space by Alyson Gerber

Taking Up Space by Alyson Gerber is a middle school novel about friendship, family love, body image, and self-esteem, but it is also about a young girl’s complicated relationship with food. Sarah, a talented basketball player, finds her self-esteem is directly linked to how well she plays on the girl’s basketball team. Unfortunately, the changesContinue reading “Taking Up Space by Alyson Gerber”

Perfect Vegan Pho

Pho is Vietnamese Noodle Soup and it has become one of the most comforting winter soups I have ever had. During the winter months when I was working as a librarian, my husband and I often stopped at our local Vietnamese restaurants for a bowl of Pho after work. The aromatic broth, crunchy-soft vegetables, andContinue reading “Perfect Vegan Pho”