the old truck

English 4-8 years BIPOC Protagonists Girls Outdoors Farming Generational Agriculture Automobile Restoration Jarrett & Jerome Pumphrey Summary: This book is gorgeous, and the illustrations were made by the brotherly creator duo Jarrett and Jerome with over 250 handmade stamps! The book tells the story of an old truck. It doesn’t really move after awhile, but…

Good Morning, Farmer Carmen! [Katie Woo’s Neighborhood]

Written by: Fran Manushkin Illustrated by: Laura Zarrin For ages: 5-8 years Language: English Topics Covered: POC-Centric Narratives, Farming, Farmer’s Markets, Teamwork, Friendship.  Summary:  Do you know how refreshing it is to see a farmer in a book that isn’t a white man? I am truly excited about it. In this beginner chapter book, Katie gets to spend the night…

grandpa cacao: a tale of chocolate, from farm to family

summary:  This story follows tangential plot-lines of a little girl making her favorite chocolate birthday cake recipe for herself, and also learning about her grandfather who is a farmer, owning a cacao farm.  The book is set up to show the parallels between the main character and her grandfather, because they have never met.  As…