Inspired by the true story of a community garden in Brooklyn, New York, picture book The Bear’s Garden by writer Marcie Colleen and illustrator Alison Oliver is a testament to how imagination and dedication can transform communities and create beauty for everyone in unexpected places.
A little girl sees an empty lot in a city and imagines what it can be.
She sees a place to grow, a place to play, and a place to love.
With the help of her stuffed bear, the girl brings her community together to create a beautiful garden.---from the publisher
40 pages 978-1250314819 Ages 3-7
Keywords: community garden, New York, empowerment, imagination, determination, creativity, garden, gardening, working together, teamwork, community service, city life, teddy bear, nature, plants, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, African American, diverse books, diversity, seeds
Editor's note: This book is inspired by the true story of Pacific Street Brooklyn Bear’s Community Garden