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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

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781554534883

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

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

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Poverty; financial hardship

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Honduran

Family Formation

mother and father

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

Diversity Impact

direct

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

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