Diana’s White House Garden by Elisa Carbone

Diana’s White House Garden by Elisa Carbone
June 3, 2020 Alexandra Adlawan

Young Children

Diana Hopkins lived in a white house.

Based on Diana Hopkin’s childhood memories, here is the story of the first White House Victory Garden and the little girl who helped it grow.


I love it when I can find a children’s picture book that teaches me about historical happenings. I wish all history was taught with picture books, more kids would pay attention. I know I would have.


A child living in the White House, there are so many ways to get into trouble. This book showcased three ways Diana got into trouble. You’ll have to read the book to find out what those things were but here are my thoughts about them. In order of happenings, they are:

1)Fun, 2) not a good idea, and 3) what in the world was she thinking?!


The Roosevelt’s Victory Garden wasn’t the only garden planted on White House grounds in modern history. Thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama, a new garden was planted in the spring of 2009 with the help of local elementary school children and has brought a constant supply of fresh produce for the First Family and White House events. See informational YouTube video below:


I’m just glad they didn’t plant Brussel sprouts and turnips. Bleh!


And just because I can, here’s a Foxtrot comic featuring the White House:

And here’s an extra Foxtrot comic that goes along with the one above:

This weeks’ Weird but True Fact about the White House

There’s a flower shop, a chocolate shop, and bowling alley in the White House basement.


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