Food Tank, a think tank for food, has highlighted The Lunch Thief as one of 26 books that help show young people how food can be a universal language. These stories illuminate the ways that food is used to show love, bring together communities, pass on traditions, and teach lessons. And their authors show that no matter a person’s background and culture, nutritious food shared with loved ones can help bring anyone together. 

These 26 children’s books celebrate food, diversity, the love of cooking, and community from seed to fork.