We recently read a book in my classroom that reminded me why incidental diversity books are so important in any literacy rich classroom. Incidental diversity is when a story includes characters that depict our world and the story isn’t about overcoming their identity. This story Hot Pot Night! by Vincent Chen is a simple text with many entries into discussions that bring joy and happiness around what we all need…food. If you are looking for a way to get all your students talking and thinking about what we all need in our lives, food, this book brought us together in many ways I didn’t anticipate!