The Everybody’s Story Children’s Library will highlight a book selection each week from the new library. This book will be placed on the new library book shelf for all to see and check out.
This week’s selection is “Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table” by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.
About the book: Will Allen is no ordinary farmer. A former basketball star, he’s as tall as his truck, and he can hold a cabbage — or a basketball — in one hand. But what is most special about Farmer Will is that he can see what other’s can’t see. When he looked at an abandoned city lot in Milwaukee he saw a huge table, big enough to feed the whole world.
No space, no problem. Poor soil, there’s a solution. Need help, found it. Farmer Will is a genius in solving problems. In 2008, the MacArthur Foundation named him one for his innovative urban farming methods, including aquaponics and hydroponics.
Jacqueline Briggs Martin, author of the Caldecott Medal Winner, Snowflake Bentley, and Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious, along with debut artist Eric Shabazz Larkin’s striking artwork, tells the inspiring story of the African American innovator, educator and community builder.