Notes from a Young Black Chef (Adapted for Young Adults)

Kwame Onwuachi (Author) Joshua David Stein (Author)
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Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18

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This inspiring memoir, now adapted for young adults, chronicles Top Chef star and Forbes and Zagat 30 Under 30 phenom Kwame Onwuachi's incredible and odds-defying fame in the food world after a tough childhood in the Bronx and Nigeria.

Food was Kwame Onwuachi's first great love. He connected to cooking via his mother, in the family's modest Bronx apartment. From that spark, he launched his own catering company with twenty thousand dollars he made selling candy on the subway and trained in the kitchens of some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the country. He faced many challenges on the road to success, including breaking free of a dangerous downward spiral due to temptation and easy money, and grappling with just how unwelcoming the world of fine dining can be for people of color.

Born on Long Island and raised in New York City, Nigeria, and Louisiana, Kwame Onwuachi's incredible story is one of survival and ingenuity in the face of adversity.

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SKU 141310
ISBN 9780593176009
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 930L
Page Count 272
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Young Adult Nonfiction
Additional Contributor Joshua David Stein
Primary Contributor Kwame Onwuachi
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Delacorte Press