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The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough

Title

The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough

Illustrator

Sylvie Daigneault

Publisher

Kids Can Press

Pages

32 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781554534883

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Poverty; financial hardship

Annotation

Eleven-year-old María Luz and her family have a small farm in Honduras, but may not have enough food to sustain them for the year, so Maria's father must leave home to find work, leaving her in charge of the garden. Includes helpful tips and organizations that are set up to help aid in the global food crisis.

Grade Level

3-5

Family Formation

mother and father

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Honduran

Awards

Best Bets: Recommended Canadian Reads for Children, 2010; Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011; Lasting Connections, 2010; Notable Books for a Global Society, 2011; Smithsonian Magazine's Notable Books for Children, 2010; Children's Crown Award, 2013-2014; Nominee; Rocky Mountain Book Award, 2012; Nominee; Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2011, Short List; Skipping Stones Honor Award, 2011, Winner, Nature and Ecology

Keywords

food insecurity; agriculuture; Honduras; farm; work; garden

Item Type

Fiction

Format

picturebook

The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough

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