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José Feeds the World

José Feeds the World

José Feeds the World

This review was written by: Amanda L. Renna, Founder & CEO

About the Book

This is the true story of José Andrés—an award-winning chef, food activist and the founder of World Central Kitchen, a disaster-relief organization that has fed more than 200 million people affected by natural disasters, the COVID-19 pandemic and war.

When a terrible earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, Andrés knew he needed to help. Within a few hours of the disaster, he had gathered friends to fly to the island, where they began cooking rice and beans for the hungry locals. This trip changed his life in many ways, and this beautifully illustrated book tells the story of how he uses the power of food to nurture people in need after catastrophe strikes, one plate at a time.

This compelling narrative highlights the remarkable journey of Chef José Andrés in his mission to tackle global hunger. Written with engaging prose and vibrant illustrations, this children’s book masterfully captures Andrés’ passion for food, community and social justice. Young readers are introduced to Andrés’ real-life endeavors, from founding World Central Kitchen to mobilizing culinary relief efforts in disaster-stricken areas.

His story begins with a young Andrés, who dreams of making a difference in his own community. As Andrés navigates challenges and discovers the power of generosity and perseverance, readers are treated to a captivating narrative that seamlessly weaves together themes of empathy, activism and the transformative impact of grassroots initiatives.

What sets this book apart is its ability to distill complex global issues into a relatable and accessible story for children. Through Andrés’ adventures, readers learn not only about the realities of food insecurity, but also about the importance of empathy, collaboration and resourcefulness in addressing social challenges.

The story offers young readers an inspiring example of how one person’s passion and determination can ripple outward to create meaningful change on a global scale. With its uplifting message and engaging storytelling, this book is sure to inspire future generations to become agents of positive change in their communities and beyond.

About the Author

Born in Guatemala and living in New York since his childhood, David Unger 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.”


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José Feeds the World

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José Feeds the World

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