Strawberry-themed story selected as 2023 AITC Book of the Year

When it comes to educating Virginia’s youth about farming, few opportunities are as sweet as Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom’s (AITC) annual Agriculture Literacy Week.

Ahead of Virginia AITC’s annual reading event, March 13-17, the organization has chosen I Love Strawberries by Shannon Anderson as its 2023 Book of the Year.

The book takes readers on a journey following strawberry-loving Jolie as she grows her own fruit from seedling to table with the help of her faithful rabbit sidekick, Munchy. The humorous book—colorfully illustrated by Jaclyn Sinquett—gives readers a peak into everything involved as the delicious berry is cultivated.

Agriculture Literacy Week is the largest educational event of the year for AITC, with thousands of volunteers reading to children across….

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