Maddi's Fridge by Brandt, Lois

Maddi's Fridge

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Winner of: 2014 Christopher Award, Books for Young People 2014, ILA Primary Fiction Award 2015, MLA Mitten Award Honor, Human Rights in Children's Literature Honor. With humor and warmth, this children's picture book raises awareness about poverty and hunger. Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park, but while Sofia's fridge at home is full of nutritious food, the fridge at Maddi's house is empty. Sofia learns that Maddi's family doesn't have enough money to fill their fridge and promises Maddi she'll keep this discovery a secret. But because Sofia wants to help her friend, she's faced with a difficult decision: to keep her promise or tell her parents about Maddi's empty fridge. Filled with colorful artwork, this storybook addresses issues of poverty with honesty and sensitivity while instilling important lessons in friendship, empathy, trust, and helping others. A call to action section, with six effective ways for children to help fight hunger and information on antihunger groups, is also included.

Author: Lois Brandt, Vin Vogel
Publisher: Flashlight Press
Published: 06/01/2022
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.26lbs
Size: 8.00h x 8.00w x 0.15d
ISBN: 9781947277762
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.6
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 173881 / Maddi's Fridge

About the Author
Lois Brandt is a writing teacher who served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, West Africa. She lives in Issaquah, Washington. Vin Vogel is a Brazilian illustrator and designer who has illustrated more than 45 children's and young adult books in his native Portuguese and French. He lives in New York City.

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