The Good Garden Has More Than Just Vegetables

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"The Good Garden" tells a story of a young girl named Maria Luz. She lives in the hills of Honduras.

"The Good Garden" tells a story of a young girl named Maria Luz. She lives in the hills of Honduras. This book is by Katie Smith Milway illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault and is published by Kids Can Press. It is based on a true story.

 

Maria Luz lives with her mom, dad, and little brother Pepito. When their crops are bad her family is very hungry, and they have nothing to sell at the market. So her father must go find work.

 

Meanwhile Maria Luz learns how to build a garden from her new teacher Don Pedro. Then she takes that knowledge and fixes the garden at home. Maria Luz helps her family be food secure. According to the book about 2 billion people lack food security, which means they don't have enough food to feed themselves or to sell to make money.

 

Not only does the book have a story, but it also has ways you can help this real life problem like organizing a food drive, creating a school or classroom garden, or volunteering at a food bank or community garden.

 

For more ideas visit www.thegoodgarden.org. On the website I happened to see that it said only half the people in the world have enough food! I really enjoyed this book but I especially liked it because it showed an important problem. If you want to help out with the world hunger situation then I guarantee you will like this book.