The Ugly Vegetables

About the Book

The Ugly Vegetables

A review of the book The Ugly Vegetables.


Happy 10th Anniversary to The Ugly Vegetables!

A review of the book from the blog, Jama’s Alphabet Soup.


Interviews with Grace Lin

Links to various interviews with author-illustrator Grace Lin.


Grace Lin: Home

The author-illustrator Grace Lin’s website, with links to her bio, books, activities, and more.



The author-illustrator Grace Lin’s blog.



Articles For Reference

Community, Home and Schools - Relationships We Can’t Ignore

An article about the importance of communities and neighborhoods.


American Asians & Asian Diversity Cultural Information

An article about American Asian history and culture.


Understanding Our Perceptions of Asian Americans

An article about Asian Americans and their identity issues, use of terminology, and more.




Chinese Vegetables: Leafy Greens - The Woks of Life

An article about various Chinese leafy greens.


Chinese Greens (Yu Choy) Stir Fry

A recipe for Yu Choy stir fry.


Chinese Greens 101

An article about the three most popular Chinese greens and how to cook them.


Chinese Soup Recipes

Links to recipes for various Chinese soups from the blog The Woks of Life.



Mandarin (Chinese) | About World Languages

An article about the history of Mandarin, as well as its geographical distribution, dialects, and structure.


Basic Chinese Greetings - Beginner Conversational Mandarin - YouTube

A 1 minute video of basic greetings in Mandarin.


Mandarin Flashcards - Food - Vegetables - YouTube

A 2 minute video of food vocabulary in Mandarin.

Teaching Activities

Grace Lin: The Ugly Vegetables

Activities and lesson plans for the author-illustrator’s website.


Second Grade Lesson: The Ugly Vegetables

A grade 2 lesson plan for the book The Ugly Vegetables.


McGraw Hill | Activities

Various speaking, spelling, research, and computer literacy activities.


Whole Kids Resources

Reading tips and activites for the book The Ugly Vegetables.