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The League Of Picky Eaters

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic


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Digital Audiobook (10/11/2021)
MP3 CD (10/12/2021)


A hilarious and heartwarming debut about picky eating, finding your people, and standing proud.

In Muffuletta, being good at eating is the key to success. French fries and grilled cheese? Beginner food! Haggis and truffles? Delicacies!

After failing a school eating test, picky eater Minerva is placed in the lowest eating track of all: Remedial Eating to Change Habits. RETCH class is full of kids with weird personalities and even weirder food preferences. And to make matters worse, Minerva's best friends, in the Gifted and Gourmet class, no longer speak to her.

But soon Minerva finds she is not alone in her pickiness, and forms friendships with her new classmates. And together, they find a way to stand up for themselves—picky and proud!

Praise For The League Of Picky Eaters

“Lucianovic puts a delicious spin on the familiar ‘middle-schooler learns to own a personal difference rather than be humiliated by it’ theme…. There’s a roux of sophistication in some of the culinary humor…. Minerva’s final triumphant acceptance of her sensitivity to taste and texture as a kind of superpower (as well as the tart verbal smackdown she delivers to a faux friend) will leave readers replete.”—Booklist
“[T]he food-based interactions between Minerva and her new friends versus a variety of antagonistic classmates and teachers are often entertaining and amusing….[a] blend of satirical humor within a solid story of friendship.”—School Library Journal

Clarion Books, 9780358379867, 304pp.

Publication Date: November 2, 2021

About the Author

Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic writes books in the San Francisco Bay Area surrounded by a few kids, a few cats, and one husband. She is the author of the nonfiction book Suffering Succotash: A Picky Eater's Quest to Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate, and to this day still thinks raisins are the devil's earwax. The League of Picky Eaters is her first novel for kids., Twitter: @grubreport