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Centering Food and Family: Tomatoes for Neela

Tomatoes for NeelaWritten by Padma LakshmiIllustrated by Juana Martinez-NealPublished by Viking, 2021ISBN # 978-0593202708Grades PreK – 3 Book ReviewThis book is a celebration of sun-ripened tomatoes and the joy they offer year-round. Vividly illustrated by award-wining artist Juana Martinez-Neal and written by celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi, this delicious picturebook is set during tomato season when […]

All the Way to America

All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel  Written and Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino Alfred Knopf Publishers ISBN 978-0-375-86642-5 Grades K-4 Book Review There are plenty of picture books, both fiction and nonfiction, which address the period of European immigration in the late 19th and early 20th […]