Grades PreK - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 2.5
Lexile Measure®: AD630L
Guided Reading: L
Type of Book: Read-Aloud Book
- Middle Eastern and Middle Eastern American
- Friends and Friendship
- Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences
About This Book
Celebrate Difference and Understanding!
This snappy story shows how something small can set off big problems, and also create bridges between people!
• Soft and lively watercolor illustrations
• Includes a letter from Queen Rania
Salma and Lily are best friends who like jumping rope, drawing pictures, and playing on the swings together. They also eat lunch together every day, but Salma always eats hummus and Lily eats peanut butter and jelly. One day, Lily tells Salma her sandwich looks yucky, and before they know it, the girls have started a school-wide food fight. Feeling ashamed, Salma and Lily try each other's sandwiches, and find them delicious! Then, they help organize a picnic so everyone at school can try each other's food and learn about each other's culture.