José Feeds the World: How a famous chef feeds millions of people in need around the world (Hardcover)

José Feeds the World: How a famous chef feeds millions of people in need around the world By David Unger, Marta Álvarez Miguéns (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The true story of José Andrés, an award-winning chef, food activist, and founder of World Central Kitchen, a disaster-relief organization that uses the power of food to nourish communities after catastrophe strikes.

When a terrible earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, chef José Andrés knew he needed to help. Within a few hours of the disaster, he had gathered friends, they flew to the island, and they began cooking rice and beans for the hungry locals. This trip changed the life of the successful chef and led him to found World Central Kitchen, a disaster-relief organization that has fed more than 200 million people affected by natural disasters, the COVID pandemic, and war.

This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of a passionate chef who uses the power of food to nurture people in need, one plate at a time.

About the Author

Born in Guatemala and living in New York since his childhood, David received his country’s Miguel Angel Asturias National Literature Prize for lifetime achievement in 2014. The Mastermind (Akashic Books, 2016), his latest novel, has been translated into nine languages. He has translated 16 titles, including Folktales for Fearless Girls (Penguin, 2019) and the work of Rigoberta Menchú. His children's books include Topo Pecoso/Moley Mole, Sleeping with the Light On, and La Casita.

Marta Álvarez Miguéns is a self-taught children’s illustrator. She was born in a small town in Galicia, Spain, and currently lives in La Coruña, Spain. She is the illustrator of Shark Lady (written by Jess Keating), which was named a 2018 Best STEM Book by the Children’s Book Council as well as a Best STEM Book by the National Science Teachers Association.

Praise For…

"Vivid illustrations that depict compelling scenes rendered in rich color add tone and nuance." — Kirkus Reviews

"Miguéns’s digital illustrations, one of which seems to nod at Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen, depict Andrés cooking and collaborating around the world, including during Covid and in 2022 Ukraine." — Publishers Weekly

"Readers will be inspired by Andrés’ boots-on-the-ground commitment to others’ well-being [and] the warmth and comfort a good, home-cooked meal can bring." — Booklist

"Children [...] want to hear about doing good work in the world or sharing their passions." — Youth Services Book Review, STARRED Review

"Food can truly save the world! ...[E]specially beautiful." — Youth Services Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781728279527
ISBN-10: 1728279526
Publisher: duopress
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Pages: 40
Language: English