An encyclopedia of gardening for colored children

Jamaica Kincaid

Book - 2024

"In this modern-day abecedarium, Jamaica Kincaid shares her deep knowledge of plant history and nomenclature while writing about the intersections of the plant world with history, race, mythology, colonial appropriation, and independence. Accompanied by vivid, powerful illustrations by Kara Walker"--

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New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2024.
Main Author
Jamaica Kincaid (author)
Other Authors
Kara Elizabeth Walker (illustrator)
First edition
Physical Description
82 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • A is for Apple
  • A is for Apple and Adam, Too
  • A is Also for Amaranth
  • B is for Breadfruit
  • C is for Cotton
  • D is for Daffodil
  • E is for Earth
  • F is for Franklinia
  • G is for Guava
  • H is for Hibiscus
  • H is Also for Helianthus Annuus
  • I is for Indigo
  • J is for Jeffersonia
  • K is for Kitchen Garden
  • L is for Linnaeus
  • L is Also for Liriodendron
  • M is for Musa
  • N is for Nicotiana
  • O is for Orange
  • P is for Papaver
  • P is Also for Protea
  • Q is for Quercus
  • R is for Rose
  • S is for Solanaceae
  • S is Also for Sugarcane
  • T is for Tea
  • T is Also for Tulipa
  • U is for Ulmus
  • U is Also for Utensil
  • V is for Vaccinium
  • W is for Water
  • W is Also for Warszewiczia Coccinea
  • X is for Xanthosoma
  • Y is for Yucca Brevifolia
  • Z is for Zea Mays
  • Acknowledgments