The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough
Kids Can Press
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.
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Poverty; financial hardship
mother and father
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Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator's Award, 2011, Short List
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food insecurity; agriculuture; Honduras; farm; work; garden
Milway, Katie Smith, "The Good Garden: How One Family Went from Hunger to Having Enough" (2010). Diverse Families. 932.