Sandra S. Yamate
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: The author lives in Chicago. Biography:
|Ashok by any other name /
ISBN: 1879965011 OCLC: 26611062 Polychrome Pub. Corp., Chicago, Ill. : ©1992. An East Indian boy encounters frustration in school when he is told that his name, Ashok, is difficult to pronounce. He is not satisfied with his father's explanation of the name and proceeds to adopt another so that he will, hopefully, be more comfortable in the class. Each change of name only receives laughter and Ashok begins to sulk. The school librarian offers help and explains that his own grandfather was forced to give up his original name when he was sold into slavery. Ashok eventually realizes that he is fortunate in having such an unusual name and takes pride in it.
|Char siu bao boy /
ISBN: 1879965194 OCLC: 43115166 Polychrome Pub., Chicago, Ill. : 2000. After being ridiculed by the others at school, Charlie abandons his favorite Chinese food, char siu bao, and tries to eat more "normal" things, but then he finds a way to convert his friends to the tasty dish.