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National Agriculture in the Classroom

Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

Companion Resource

Josias, Hold the Book

Every morning Josias, a Haitian boy, is hard at work in the family's garden under the hot Haitian sun. His friend Chrislove asks, "When will you join us and hold the book?" With his garden failing, Josias has no time to learn how to read and write. There may not be enough food for his family. Soon, Josias realizes a book might hold the solution to his problem.

Jennifer Elvgren
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