Award-winning children’s book publisher Cuento de Luz, announces plans for its newest title, A New Harvest, in both English and Spanish. Inspired by the work of the nonprofit organization, Homeless Garden Project, the author tells a colorful story about strength, confidence and hope as it follows Rodrigo on his journey from devastation to a new beginning. Following Cuento de Luz’s commitment to sustainability and social commitment, the book is printed on Cuento de Luz’s signature stone paper, and all of the author’s income from royalties will also be donated to the Homeless Garden Project.
In the story of A New Harvest, Rodrigo has lost his family home following the devastation of a tornado. Surrounded by rubble, he has to start from scratch. He remembers his father’s words of encouragement to find the strength to build a new life. Rodrigo gathered the supplies he needed to grow new crops, bought new seeds and worked on the land, and his efforts soon flourished into a farm where he offered produce and work to those who needed it.
His confidence to start his life over again brought hope to lonesome, vulnerable and homeless people in his community that had also suffered from life disruptions. Rodrigo’s farm then became a place where people in need came for help: a place where they could heal the wounds that nobody could see.
“This is a story about hard work, determination, perseverance”
‘This book made me a little teary. I like that it is easy to read, teaches about hard work, generosity and community.”
“This is a wonderful story of a hope. This would be a great gift for the holidays, a sweet family bedtime book for the young elementary age child.”
“I couldn’t help thinking about hurricane Ida as I read this book. In this book, a tornado destroys a town, but not the love Rodrigo has for his town. He’s determined to do what he can to help and is able to bring the community together.”
“I think it illustrates perseverance, determination, and what happens if someone is willing to actively work for the good of the community.”
“Solid illustrations complement the text.”
“Could spark thoughts of how a young reader might be able to be helpful.”