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The Sandwich Swap: 05/28/18
The Sandwich Swap by Rania al-Abdullah is a picture book about best friends, Lily and Salma. That is except for their tastes in lunch. Lily brings peanut butter and jelly. Salma brings hummus. Will their different lunch choices break up their friendship?
The short answer is no. But there are pages and pages of both girls being awful to each other all because they don't eat the same lunches.
The afterword explains that the book was inspired by an actual event from the author's childhood, where she and a friend swapped lunches. In this day in age, I doubt the kids would be allowed. Peanut allergies have become a schoolwide concern at a lot of schools. In some schools, food trading isn't allowed because of the fear of allergies and that is even a plot point in Frazzled by Booki Vivat.