About Home In A Lunchbox
Cherry Mo’s stunning debut is about a young girl who immigrates to America and finds home in an unexpected place.

When Jun moves from Hong Kong to America, the only words she knows are hello, thank you, I don’t know, and toilet. Her new school feels foreign and terrifying.

But when she opens her lunchbox to find her favorite meals—like bao, dumplings, and bok choy—she realizes home isn’t so far away after all.

Through lush art and spare dialogue, Cherry Mo’s breathtakingly beautiful debut picture book reminds readers that friendship and belonging can be found in every bite.
"Round-faced, endearing Jun is utterly expressive; her sadness upon returning home each day is especially palpable... A touching immigrant story that hits the heart - and stomach."
—Kirkus Reviews
"For a book with very minimal words, it speaks volumes. The immigrant experience is illustrated brilliantly, viscerally. The reader can feel the emotions as the illustrations leap off the page."
— Moss Kids Books Project
"This lushly illustrated book takes readers on a journey of memory and hope, highlighting the power of food to build connections across language, space, and time."
—Joanna Ho, New York Times Bestselling author of Eyes that Kiss in the Corners 
"Lushly illustrated but with carefully sparse text, Home in a Lunchbox is a sensitive and warm debut. This book is a reminder for grownups of how differences can bring us together, and a story for children about making friends, bad days, and the warmth and comfort food from home can bring. This story reminds us all how anyone can feel lonely, but small gestures can travel for miles. A beautiful book."
— Erin Stead, Caldecott-winning illustrator of A Sick Day for Amos McGee
Coming Soon:  June 11th, 2024
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