Michelle's Garden: How the First Lady Planted Seeds of Change
Author: Miller, Sharee
Brand: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Format: Picture Book
Number Of Pages: 40
Release Date: 02-03-2021
Details: Product Description From an acclaimed author and illustrator: Enjoy this tribute to Former First Lady Michelle Obama and her contributions to building the healthy future that America's children deserve. Former First Lady Michelle Obama had an idea. A big, inspiring, and exciting idea! She would grow the largest kitchen garden ever at the White House. This wouldn't be easy, since she'd never gardened before: Where should she start? What tools did she need? What would she plant?Everyone needs help when they're learning something for the first time, even the first lady of the United States. So she gathered the help of local students, the White House staff, and even President Barack Obama. Together, they wouldn't just grow a garden—they would inspire a nation! From School Library Journal Gr 1-3-This engaging work of narrative nonfiction follows the story of former First Lady Michelle Obama's White House kitchen garden project. It includes brief mentions of her family life and childhood but the main focus is the garden and the hopes and goals that inspired it. Particularly special about this work is the focus on a healthy lifestyle. The prose is simple and clear and is most appropriate for younger students. The work is not so simple, however, as to alienate older, elementary-age children. The fun and vivid illustrations portray the action in the book, which supports younger students in comprehension. Drawings are done in line and filled in with watercolorlike colors. This work would be excellent to start a unit where students grow plants. It would also make a great part of a launch to a larger campus project, like a school garden. Back matter includes a photograph of the project, author's note, and instructions for growing a paper cup plant. VERDICT A delightful work of narrative nonfiction that focuses on healthy living, this book is recommended for all school libraries.-Christina Salazar, Mesquite I.S.D., TXα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Review Praise for Michelle's Garden: "[Michelle's Garden is] sure to encourage readers to eat their veggies and join Michelle Obama’s table, even if all they start with is a cup." ―Kirkus Reviews"[Sharee] Miller’s watercolor, colored pencil, and ink illustrations show expressive images of Obama’s unyielding commitment to the project alongside tools needed to get the job done."―Publishers WeeklyPraise for Sharee Miller:* "After decades of white princesses' domination of American fairy tales, Miller expands the vision of what princess hair can look like to black girls.... A sweet and joyful affirmation of the truth that 'NAPPY princesses are HAPPY princesses.'"―Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Princess Hair* "[Sharee] Miller tells it like it is. Miller's lighthearted touch effectively delivers a serious, necessary message about respecting boundaries."―Kirkus Reviews, starred review for Don't Touch My Hair!* "Frank, funny, and revelatory."―Publishers Weekly, starred review for Don't Touch My Hair!"This is the perfect book for young girls, but especially girls who might not be happy with their hair because it's different from the hair that they see on others."―The Huffington Post review for Princess Hair"This exuberant, colorful collection of words and pictures is a stylish pick-me-up for any little princess who's ever had a bad hair day. Delightful."―USA Today review for Princess Hair About the Author Sharee Miller lives and works in Jersey City with her husband and their two cats, Pumpkin and Spice. Her illustrations combine bright colors, patterns, and expressive characters to tell the stories she wishes she had as a kid. She is the author of Princess Hair and Don't Touch My Hair!
Package Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches
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