Pa, Me, and Our Sidewalk Pantry (Hardcover)
Pa and his grandchild, Jelly Bean, have a sidewalk library filled with stories. Anyone can bring donations or take something to read. Jelly Bean loves the sidewalk library! But what about when their neighbors might need something more than books?
Together, Pa and Jelly Bean build a sidewalk pantry right next to the sidewalk library. They get donations from neighbors who have a lot to give, and leave the doors open for those who may not have enough.
This charming multigenerational story celebrates community, generosity, and creative problem-solving.
Zara González Hoang is the illustrator of several picture books. She grew up in a little bungalow in the frozen tundra of Minnesota. Surrounded by snow, she spent her days dreaming, doodling, and listening to the colorful stories of her dad’s life growing up in Puerto Rico while navigating her place as a Puerto Rican Jew in a sea of Scandinavians. (She’s still figuring that out.) These days, she lives outside of Washington, DC, with her husband, their kids, and a curly coated corgi named Ziggy. She is the author of Measuring a Year: A Rosh Hashanah Story.
Generosity and community spirit abound in Buzzeo’s picture book about a boy and his grandfather working to nourish their neighborhood in mind and body. Hoang’s watercoloresque illustrations are charmingly childlike and capture the sweetness of the grandfather and grandson’s close relationship.—Booklist