Mindy Kim, Book 1: Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business

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Fresh Off the Boat meets Junie B. Jones in this first novel in an adorable new chapter book series about Mindy Kim, a young Asian American girl who is starting a snack business!

Mindy Kim just wants three things: 1. A puppy! 2. To fit in at her new school 3. For her dad to be happy again

But, getting all three of the things on her list is a lot trickier than she thought it would be. On her first day of school, Mindy’s school snack of dried seaweed isn’t exactly popular at the lunch table. Luckily, her new friend, Sally, makes the snacks seem totally delicious to Mindy’s new classmates, so they decide to start the Yummy Seaweed Business to try and raise money for that puppy!

When another student decides to try and sabotage their business, Mindy loses more than she bargained for—and wonders if she’ll ever fit in. Will Mindy be able to overcome her uncertainty and find the courage to be herself?---from the publisher

96 pages                              978-1534440074                           Ages 6-9

Keywords:  new experiences, diversity, diverse books, Asian American, Asian American author, business, entrepreneur, courage, believing in yourself, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, school issues, part of a series

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