300: A Garden Where Friendship Grows


A few tiny seeds have grown into a very big idea! Nahla’s science project turns out to be the start of a group garden on her school’s rooftop. During their lunch hour, students put on their gardening gloves to plant, weed and water. Thanks to the school, yummy veggies are turning up everywhere, including the school cafeteria and the Heling Hands Kitchen.

School spirit is at an all-time high. But it seems like not everyone is happy. Somebody is trying to ruin the success of the Get Fresh Tomato Fest, the rooftop garden party.

Is it her classmate who calls himself “the potato chip king” and makes faces when he sees all the new healthy choices at the lunch counter? Is it the girl who loves playing tricks? Or maybe it’s the maintenance crew, who complained to the principal about dirt being tracked through the school. Nahla is determined to save the day and the garden.

The Good

  • Black family
  • Illustrations

I got this book with my Nahla doll which was awesome. I enjoy seeing a story where a young black girl having fun. This is especially important because there are not a lot of Our Generation dolls that are black with books.

The Bad

The biggest problem with this book is that it is not for me, so it just read too young for me. A Garden Where Friendship Grows had similar problems that another chapter books I read had: it is everywhere and goes from one point to another without there being a main problem then a main conclusion. Instead it is a bunch of little problems resolved throughout the story. All of this is not a problem because it is meant for little girls so yeah.


Overall, it was not for me because I’m an old lady but I’m happy it exists for little girls (especially the black ones).


Author: themollyweather

I like to read, a lot.

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