Jugo Fresco

Lee & Low. Jul. 2023. 32p. pap.$11.95. ISBN 9781643796697. SP.
Gr 1-4–Art and his father journey through the neighborhood seeking fresh ingredients to make a healing juice for the older man. At the market, neighbors offer various products from different places that are good for making a juice. In the end, Art and his stepfather create the juice and recognize that “community” is the most important ingredient for this home remedy. The illustrations are rich in diversity, as the ingredients come from different cultures. The found ingredients tie in with the storyline of community and an appreciation of various cultures. The relationship between the two main characters is evident, and the lyrical text brings the message home without didacticism. Back matter includes a recipe.
VERDICT This essential story conveys the warmth of community in just one serving.

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