Monday, November 21, 2016

Alice's Pick of the Week: The Garden of Happiness

In The Garden of Happiness by Erika Tamar, a neighborhood comes together to build a community garden.  Young Marisol wants to be a part of the project but is told there are no plots left.  So, she plants a seed in the sidewalk crack and waits to see what happens.  I love books about planting and growing - and keep hoping the more I read them with my children, the more we will be inspired to plant our own garden (next Spring, I promise!).  This book has the added bonus of telling the story of community and people coming together to make their neighborhood a safer more beautiful place.