ThisAm\u00e9ricas Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literaturewinner about aHaitian boy determined to make his garden grow is brought to life through lumius watercolor illustrations. Every morning Josias is hard at work in the family's garden under the hot Haitian sun.His riend Chrislove asks, When will you join us and hold the book? asks Chrislove. With his garden is failing, Josias has time to learn how to read and write. There may t be eugh food for his family. Soon, Josias realizes a book might hold the solution to his problem.
Jennifer Riesmeyer Elvgren has been published in Ladybug and Highlights for Children. She sponsors children through the Baptist Haiti Mission. Shelives in Albemarle County, Virginia, with her husband and young children.Nicole Tadgell has illustrated a number of books, including Fatuma's New Cloth, winner of the Children's Africana Book Award. She works as a graphic artist for an advertising agency and lives in Spencer, Massachusetts, with her husband and two dogs.