Kim’s been in the news!

April 26, 2021-  AP News–  Chocolate to McNuggets: Book details history of kid food  by Leanne Italie

May 6, 2021-  Norris BulletinRead All About the Foods Kids Love to Eat by Crystal Huskey

May 11, 2021- Stories, Cooking Directions for Popular American Foods by Dan Friedell

May 13, 2021- WGN Radio, The John Landecker Show 

May 28, 2021-  Kim was the guest on Talk2Us hosted by Learning English with VOA news. 

June 14, 2021- Interview on WGN radio with  Bob Sirott

August 14, 2023- Interview on Something You Should Know podcast.


May 2021-  There’s No Ham in Hamburgers: Facts and Folklore About Our Favorite Foods was selected as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard.

January 2022- There’s No Ham in Hamburgers was selected as a finalist for the AAAS/Subaru Prize for Science Writing

January 2022- There’s No Ham in Hamburgers was selected by the Georgia Center for the Book as a

“Books All Young Georgians Should Read” for 2022.

January 2023- There’s No Cream in Cream Soda was selected as a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard


Reviews for There’s No Ham in Hamburgers: Facts and Folklore About Our Favorite Foods

“Told in a breezy, conversational style, the book walks readers through the often surprisingly far-ranging history of folklore of favorite foods from pizza to peanut butter. A good choice for any young gourmand’s bookshelf.”   Kirkus Reviews

“An excellent and fun read for any kid or adult foodie.” School Library Journal

 “Accessible and engaging…A high-interest, tasty treat.Booklist

 “This title would be a great addition to classes studying food and nutrition. Some parts can even be used in chemistry class. It would also be a great supplement when discussing how an idea or invention is created and then morphs over time, especially when the impact of a changing culture is considered.”

School Library Connection


 “Delightfully described and illustrated with amusing cartoon characters, this account of familiar foods engagingly combines history with the immigration story… Add this selection to home, school, and office; for both young and old to savor as it holds a treasure of pleasure.”

—San Francisco Book Review