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Published: Nov 25 2014
Size: 10 x 11
Illustrations: 29 color photos
Katie Stagliano is the founder and chief executive gardener of Katie's Krops, a nonprofit organization with the mission to establish vegetable gardens of all sizes with the harvests donated to help feed people in need, as well as to assist and inspire other young people to do the same. Katie is the youngest recipient of the Clinton Global Citizen Award for Leadership in Civil Society, presented to her by Matt Damon in 2012. She is also a Global Teen Leader for Three Dot Dash, a Hasbro Community Action Hero, a Build-A-Bear Huggable Hero, was named a top ten youth volunteer of 2014 by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and completed a three-year-term as a member of the Youth Advisory Board for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Katie tours the country, speaking about Katie's Krops and the power of youth service. She has written gardening blog posts for Lowe's Creative Ideas and is a contributor to State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love, Volume 2. A competitive swimmer since the age of seven, Katie swims on her high school team at Pinewood Preparatory School in Summerville, South Carolina.
""With the clarity that accompanies the innocence of youth, Katie Stagliano let her imagination grow as grandly as did her cabbage and she started a movement that feeds the hungry as well as the souls of the volunteers who reach out to their neighbors in need.""—Amanda McNulty, Clemson Extension agent and host of the Emmy Award-winning Making It Grow!
"More than a kid's book, Katie's Cabbage is a call to action to make a difference—by starting in your own backyard. Katie Stagliano is an inspirational hero with a heart as big as a forty-pound cabbage."—Rebecca Bull Reed, garden editor, Southern Living
2015 Carol D. Reiser Children's Book Award, Corporate Volunteer Council of Atlanta
2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards, Silver Medal for Book by a Youth Author
2016 Together We Can Read Selection, Richland, SC, School District One
2016 Christopher Award, Books for Young People
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