Authors: Mandy Gonzalez and Sushil Preet K Cheema
Description: Twelve-year-old Hudson Patel has two great loves: Broadway and baking! In addition to giving his all to his role in the hit show Our Time, Hudson takes pride in keeping his cast mates and fellow Fearless Squad members well-fed with all the delicious treats he creates.
When the call comes in for a big baking show--with the winner receiving a spot at a kiosk in Times Square--the Squad encourages him to enter. But Hudson struggles to create a showstopper, and his friends realize if Hudson goes all-in with the baking, he may not have time to spare for his stage role.
Hudson goes to his grandmother for help, and she suggests going back to his roots, to be proud of who he is, and to show that in his culinary creation. With time running out, can Hudson find the magical ingredient that will put him in the spotlight without having to choose between his passions?
Suggested Ages: 8 to 12.