Read Across America Picks - Day 1

by Nicole Mancini, NJLA President


With Read Across America swiftly approaching, the NJLA Board is highlighting stories that you can share with children in classrooms or at home. Here's our first pick, Magic Ramen: The Story of Momofuku Ando by Andrea Wang. It's a favorite of mine and sure to become one of yours.



Kids and adults alike are sure to enjoy this tale of Momofuku Ando and the creation of one of the world’s most popular foods. After Momofuku saw long lines for a simple bowl of ramen after World War II, he experimented until discovering just the right recipe for a quicker version. This story of persistence and creativity is sure to make readers smile… and just a bit hungry!