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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Longwood Gardens 10th Annual Community Read

Photo of the three books that are part of this year's community read with Longwood Gardens

Get reading this winter as we join with Longwood Gardens for the annual Community Read. This year celebrates the tenth year of the Community Read with a look at how food is a connector of people—especially for special moments—and how food connects to the world of plants and gardening. 
The 2023 selections include the featured book 'Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora,' an exuberant celebration of foodways and culture, edited and curated by celebrated chef and writer Bryant Terry. The middle-grade title, 'The Comic Book Guide to Growing Food' by Joseph Tychonievich and illustrated by Liz Anna Kozik, is a graphic novel guide to growing a successful vegetable garden; while the title for ages 4–7, 'Bring Me Some Apples and I’ll Make You a Pie: A Story About Edna Lewis' by Robbin Gourley, traces the roots of Edna Lewis, a descendant of slaves who grew up to be a famous chef, and includes five kid-friendly recipes.

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