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Uncle John's City Garden by Bernette Ford
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May 03, 2022 | ISBN 9780823447862

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★ “Capturing the togetherness as well as the wonder of working side by side in the garden, brown faces glisten and elongated limbs rise up toward the sun, just as the garden itself rises. . . . . An inviting story that is also a fine example of using everyday life to exemplify science and success. A joy to experience!”—Booklist, Starred Review

“This visually lush story paints a memorable, sensory-rich portrait of family bonding through gardening”—The Horn Book

“The madly saturated colors of picture-perfect plants bring vibrancy, and the body language of the siblings is both sturdy and dynamic.”—The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Aptly partnered, the creators present a moving picture of how food can bind people and communities.”—Publishers Weekly

“Ford’s lovingly remembered autobiographical tale highlights the power of urban gardening to foster community, revive decaying property, create food resiliency, and even promote STEM learning. The figures in Morrison’s oil-and–spray-paint paintings emote pride and quiet joy, challenging the negative association between African American people and farming.”—Kirkus Reviews


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