Yoko by Rosemary Wells
When Yoko brings sushi for lunch, her classmates make fun of it: “Ick! It’s green! It’s seaweed!”, leaving Yoko sad and embarrassed. Her teacher decides to plan an international food day, where everyone will bring a dish from a foreign country and try a bite of all the contributions. Yoko’s mother makes sushi for the class. Are any of her classmates brave enough to try it? This reassuring story is about friendship and kindness, and having the courage to try new things and appreciate differences.