Cici has just moved from Taiwan to Seattle. She is learning about American customs and really misses her A-ma. She decides to try something new and enters a cooking contest so she can win and get the money for a plane ticket for her A-ma. Along the way, she makes new friends and figures out what is important to her. I empathized with Cici being in a different culture than her own, and was cheering for her to win the contest. The recipes also sounded very tasty!
Shahi thinks her dad is missing, so she goes looking for him with her cousin Naz. Her dad loves music and vinyl records, so Shahi and Naz go to the record store where they usually find her dad. They discover a secret jukebox that will take you to different time periods, so Shahi figures out that she needs to find her dad in a specific time. This story was really cool, I would like to try this jukebox myself!
Pizza and Taco are best friends and decide to create their own comic. They each have different ideas and can’t figure out how to combine them. They try to make separate comics, but it does not work. Super Fart power for the win! Very funny.
Mom and Dad are getting ready for the new baby, and Liam and Noah are twins who are always together. Maggie loves animals and can’t wait to get her own pet that she can take care of. Too bad she is allergic! Maggie tries different kinds of pets, but nothing seems to work out. Then she tries secretly keeping a mouse, but she is allergic to it too. Maggie also has to go to a new school and has a hard time making friends. This is a realistic story with a positive ending. I was rooting for Maggie.