RECIPE FOR DISASTER

Recipe for Disaster, by Aimee Lucido (book cover)

Book cover by Emma Trithart

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Versify
September 14, 2021
Reading age : 8 – 12 years
Grade level : 3 – 7
Hardcover : 352 pages
ISBN-10 : 0358386918
ISBN-13 : 978-0358386919

Available now!


This middle grade novel uses a hybrid of prose, verse, and recipes to tell the story of 12-year-old Hannah Malfa-Adler whose best friend’s Bat Mitzvah inspires her to plan one for herself. But when she finds out that her Jewish and non-Jewish family is split on whether she is “Jewish enough” for one, she takes matters into her own hands to plan the rite of passage she craves, discovering her own Jewish identity along the way.

PRESS

“With a delicious mix of prose, poetry, and recipes, this hybrid novel is another fresh, thoughtful, and accessible Versify novel that is cookin’.”

—New York Times Best-Selling Author Kwame Alexander

EXCERPT

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RECIPE FOR DISASTER excerpt poem, "Recipe for my Family"
Recipe for Disaster, by Aimee Lucido (book cover)

Book cover by Emma Trithart

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Versify
September 14, 2021
Reading age : 8 – 12 years
Grade level : 3 – 7
Hardcover : 352 pages
ISBN-10 : 0358386918
ISBN-13 : 978-0358386919

Available now!


This middle grade novel uses a hybrid of prose, verse, and recipes to tell the story of 12-year-old Hannah Malfa-Adler whose best friend’s Bat Mitzvah inspires her to plan one for herself. But when she finds out that her Jewish and non-Jewish family is split on whether she is “Jewish enough” for one, she takes matters into her own hands to plan the rite of passage she craves, discovering her own Jewish identity along the way.

PRESS

“With a delicious mix of prose, poetry, and recipes, this hybrid novel is another fresh, thoughtful, and accessible Versify novel that is cookin’.”

—New York Times Best-Selling Author Kwame Alexander

EXCERPT

(click to enlarge image)

RECIPE FOR DISASTER excerpt poem, "Recipe for my Family"

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