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Maddi's Fridge

Read by: Jennifer Garner
  • Written by: Lois Brandt
  • Illustrated by: Vin Vogel
  • Published by: Flashlight Press
  • Read by: Jennifer Garner
  • Suggested grade level: 1st - 3rd
  • Run time: 12.5 minutes

With humor and warmth, this children’s picture book raises awareness about poverty and hunger!

Best friends Sofia and Maddi live in the same neighborhood, go to the same school, and play in the same park, but while Sofia’s fridge at home is full of nutritious food, the fridge at Maddi’s house is empty. Sofia learns that Maddi’s family doesn’t have enough money to fill their fridge and promises Maddi she’ll keep this discovery a secret. But because Sofia wants to help her friend, she’s faced with a difficult decision: to keep her promise or tell her parents about Maddi’s empty fridge. Filled with colorful artwork, this storybook addresses issues of poverty with honesty and sensitivity while instilling important lessons in friendship, empathy, trust, and helping others.