Eden Prairie Librarians' Recommended Reads for April

Books to feed your garden fever.

American Grown : the Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America
by Michelle Obama
Recommended by Laura Carlson
With beautiful pictures and interesting stories from the First Lady, White House staff and others involved with growing food, this book will inspire anyone who is thinking about growing vegetables.


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
by Barbara Kingsolver
Recommended by Julia Sjoberg
Inspiring and disheartening, this book made me yearn for a farmers’ market in the middle of winter. Learning some truths about the seed industry was extremely dismaying, but I’d hand this book to anyone.


The Omnivore’s Dilemma
by Michael Pollan
Recommended by Laura Carlson
Anyone who eats should read this book. The author presents straightforward and practical reasons to highlight why people, especially Americans, should question what’s in their food and where it comes from.

—Recommendations from librarians at the Hennepin County Library–Eden Prairie