"CHEF ROY CHOI AND THE STREET FOOD REMIX" - ILLUSTRATOR

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CHEF ROY CHOI AND THE STREET FOOD REMIX

by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee, illustrated by Man One

 

• Junior Library Guild Selection

• “Starred” review, Publishers Weekly

• “Starred” review, School Library Journal

• Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, 2018-2019

Orbis Pictus Award Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children,

   National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

 

*Starred Review* Spicy, sweet, colorful, tangy—all the words that authors Martin and Lee use to describe Roy Choi’s Korean Mexican cuisine apply just as accurately to the book they’ve created along with L.A. street artist Man One… Choi’s dedication to bringing wholesome, flavorful fast food to low-income neighborhoods is reflected in every word and stroke of this colorful book… If you’re not hungry already, this savory array of sizzling words and art will make your mouth water. This excellent picture book biography about an inventive chef doing good belongs on all shelves.”

—School Library Journal

 

*Starred Review*  “In clipped verse that draws on the rhythms of hip hop, the authors follow Choi from the launch of his Kogi food trucks to his efforts to “’feed good food, create worthy jobs, and bring smiles’ to ‘hungry’ parts of the city. Man One’s layered, graffiti-style artwork mimics the narrative’s energy and Choi’s commitment to ‘cooking for everyone.’” 

—Publishers Weekly

 

Readers meet this renowned chef in a fresh fusion of culture, food and art. Authors Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee remix authentic language and engaging text with eye-poping graffiti art by Man One. In this culinary celebration, cooking with love becomes food for the soul.”

—Orbis Pictus Award Honor for Outstanding Nonfiction, National Council of Teachers of English

 

“This is one of the most exciting picture book biographies of the year. Come for the ramen endpapers. Stay for the killer story and art."

Fuse #8 Production blog, School Library Journal 

 

“The third installment in the Food Heroes series presents Roy Choi and the Los Angeles street-food scene. Breezy text and lively illustrations invite young readers and cooks into the world of the food revolution happening across the country… Man One's graffiti-art style is the perfect complement to Choi's cooking and the lively LA street scene… A vibrant, life-affirming tribute to a chef and his city.”

—Kirkus Reviews

 

“Man One’s graffiti-like artwork, filled with stylized figures, neon colors, and paint splatters, emphasizes Choi’s urban origins as well as the dynamic, multicultural environment that inspired his particular brand of fusion. With an energetic message of thinking outside the box, this lively picture-book biography will give kids plenty to savor.”

—Booklist

 

“Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix is like a short-rib taco served straight from the truck--inspired, unexpected, and just so good. Roy is a reflection of his city--its creativity, its diversity, its possibility.”

—Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

 

“Bursting with flavor and color, this book is a FEAST!”

—Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medal winner, first-generation Korean-American

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