New book celebrates urban diversity and community gardens

Dr. Mary Ann Kedron is the author of a new book called “My Name Is Cilantro”. It is the first in a series of children’s books that Dr. Kedron plans to publish and share.

BUFFALO, NY – A brand new book has been released that celebrates urban diversity and community gardens in Western New York.

Dr. Mary Ann Kedron is the author of a new book called “My Name Is Cilantro”.

The book is about a community garden where there is a small herb named Cilantro. The grass is upset at first because she is called by so many names by people all over the world, but then finds out that she is celebrated by everyone.

She learns to be proud of who she is and realizes the love of the multicultural community around her.

Dr. Kedron talked a bit more about how the idea for the book came about.

“When you spend a lot of time in the garden and you see these things happening, you’re just trying to find a way to explain to people what things mean,” she said.

“And that’s a way of doing it. The children in the gardens, every time they come to the gardens, they surprise us, and they are joys for us, so it’s a way of reconnecting with them and to say that we are important.”

This is the first in a series of children’s books that Dr. Kedron plans to publish and share.

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