American Grown - Michelle Obama

American Grown

By Michelle Obama

  • Release Date: 2012-05-29
  • Genre: Gardening
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Score: 3
From 244 Ratings


Since its first planting, the White House Kitchen Garden has sparked a new conversation about nutrition and our children’s health. In American Grown, First Lady Michelle Obama tells the story of the White House Kitchen Garden, celebrates the bounty of gardens across our nation, and reminds us all of what we can grow together.
Setting a new standard for illustrated eBooks, American Grown offers a beautifully designed and screen-optimized layout for color devices that takes advantage of the best features of each device.
This eBook offers new ways to experience more of the White House Kitchen Garden with features that include:
· Even more lush photography and historical images
· Timeline of the White House grounds through the years
· Delicious recipes not found in the physical book
· Tips for healthy living, including information on creating nutritious meals on a budget and ways to increase the fruits and veggies in your diet
· Helpful tips for gardeners including composting, a starter kit, and seasonal to-do lists
· A satellite view of the White House Garden
· A section for families with a bio of Bo, additional photographs, details on easy plants for kids to grow, and great snacks
The cutting-edge experience provided by the iBooks edition of the American Grown eBook also includes:
· Exclusive video of First Lady Michelle Obama
· Bonus information on the White House honey harvest
· An interactive satellite view of the White House Garden
· Interactive seasonal garden plans that show what is growing in each bed
· A special section for families, including a “Bo’s Vegetable Quiz” game and a puzzle game 
Note: There may be differences in the reading experience depending on your eReading device. Please note the interactive elements of the extra content and videos are only supported by the iPad in iBooks 2.


  • Wow

    By Luisruvi
  • Stunning, informative, feature rich iBook

    By Aah...end
    I have loved looking at, engaging with, and reading this mid-winter and thinking ahead to spring. I'm wondering what modest steps our family could take toward growing a little of our food. More broadly, this book makes the appeal of really fresh food so evident--it's almost vivid enough to touch and taste! The history of the garden, going back to Jefferson, is well presented. And the case for access to quality food for everyone is compellingly made. Beautiful and inspiring book!
  • Intelligent, beautiful, informative

    By nnoel
    To the sad, pathetic people who choose to review this book based on their warped right wing beliefs, I doubt you even read the book , or for that matter,can even read a book. Save your ignorant, uneducated reviews for books by Newt or Sarah. Bravo, to Mrs. Obama for this beautiful, informative book. Her class, intelligence, strength and dedication are inspiring.
  • Sad that having a sample book of this

    By Trooper71
    Allows the bad reviews of this book instead of buying it. Maybe Apple will fix that.... Anyways, The book is nice and was well written with some nice features. I would recommend this book
  • Unbelieveable literally

    By rudeguitarist
    I do not believe for a minute that this book got so many great reviews. Michelle is always on vacation, talk shows, making speeches, campaigning, on the taxpayer's we are supposed to believe she tends a garden everyday and feeds all four in her family from it? I do not wish to be rude, so I will just say that Michelle does not have a feminine/woman's body, and Barrack's is certainly not manly/muscular...whatever regimen they are both on, I do not wish to follow nor look like.
  • Book review

    By voller369
    Just another way for the Obamas to campaign. They could have done a coloring book or connect the dots and done a better job.
  • American Grown

    By bebop4by4
    What an amazing woman! Such an inspiration! With everything she is doing she writes a book to help our children and donates ALL the proceeds! Keep up the wonderful work!
  • Awesome

    By BJGW23
    It is so wonderful what our first lady is trying to do for our country, and she practices what she preach. Even though I knew some of what I read the delivery was refreshing and it's nice to have your first lady talking to you about your health rather than politics. Great Job First lady!
  • Not enough bang for your buck.

    By srhnlm
    I believe that this book is ridiculous. To publicize it on the front cover of the iTunes page is a joke! A child who knows a little bit about gardening could have written something similar. Everyone knows that fruits and vegetables are the best things to eat, and that you need to exercise in order to keep your weight healthy…don't need a book for that information. The pictures are nice, but everything else is totally bland. With the lack of actual material in the book, it is not worth your $15. Go into a bookstore and flip through it… that should make you just as satisfied.
  • Nice, but...

    By PDoG 2006
    why won't iTunes allow the critical reviews to be seen? Good for Ms. Obama, I think the concept is good but some of it is like, "duh". I feel like it's a printed version of a bad Sesame Street episode. And don't hide the less than favorable reviews!