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Reading List & Reviews

Books and movies are a great way to learn about hunger and poverty! Below are age-appropriate suggested reading lists as well as a movie and film listings.

Young Children’s Suggested Reading

Elementary School Suggested Reading

Middle School Suggested Reading

High School Suggested Reading

Adult Non-Fiction Suggested Reading List

Suggested Movie & Film List

Book Reviews

Sidewalk Story Author: Sharon Bell Mathias

- Reviewed by Nezekiah
“I learned that if your friend is being put out you would do anything to stop that.”

Click here for Nezekiah’s complete book review.


Stone Soup Author: Heather Forest

    - Reviewed by Zaria

 “You will learn that sharing solves problem.”
Click here for Zaria’s complete book review

The Goat Lady
Author: Jan Bregoli

- Reviewed by Juliano
“You will learn about what Meals on Wheels is. You will learn about an interesting old lady.”  
Click here for Juliano’s complete book review

The Lunch Thief
Author: Anne C. Bromley

- Reviewed by A’mia

“I learned Rafael was in hunger two days of school.”  
Click here for A’mia’s complete book review


Bud Not Buddy Author: Christopher Paul Curtis

- Reviewed by Nick

“It talks about stuff in the olden days that we still have today.”  

Click here for Nick’s complete book review




Just Juice
Author: Karen Hesse

- Reviewed by Lauren

“Read this book because it makes you feel thankful for the life you have.” 

Click here for Lauren’s complete book review

For more information contact:
Randi Lynn Quackenbush, Advocacy and Education Manager
at 607.796.6061 x4039 or email

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