Giving Compass' Take:

• Food Tank highlights 21 books to share with children and satisfy their curiosity about the food system for this year's National Reading Month. 

• What are some other ways to get kids excited about our food system? 

• Learn about how to grow and improve American reading comprehension in children. 

The books below cover topics from ocean pollution and sustainable farming to the theology and philosophy of eating. And using stories from the past, the books seek to inspire readers to act, work, and eat for a better future. For people who want to do more with their hands than just flip pages, the cookbooks featured below offer an interactive experience with whole-food and plant-based recipes.

Food Tank is highlighting 21 books on food, agriculture, and environment to inspire readers of all ages to get in on the National Reading Month celebrations in 2019.

  1. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Across the United States, schools are starting off National Reading Month with classic reads from Dr. Seuss.
  2. Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It? By Eric Holt-Gimenez. Holt-Gimenez pushes back against the world’s challenge to double food production in order to feed 10 billion people by 2050, calling the goal an environmental, ecological, and social catastrophe that would extend the planet and people beyond their limits.
  3. Coffee: From Bean to Barista by Robert W. Thurston. Thurston tells the history, cultivation, and culture of coffee as it intersects with and quarrels against globalization, climate change, and social justice.

Read the full article on 21 food and agriculture reads for national reading month by Katherine Walla at Food Tank