Meet fearless Frieda Caplan—the produce pioneer
who changed the way Americans eat by introducing exciting new fruits
and vegetables, from baby carrots to blood oranges to kiwis—in this
brightly illustrated nonfiction picture book!
In 1956, Frieda Caplan started working at the
Seventh Street Produce Market in Los Angeles. Instead of competing with
the men in the business with their apples, potatoes, and tomatoes,
Frieda thought, why not try something new? Starting with mushrooms,
Frieda began introducing fresh and unusual foods to her customers—snap
peas, seedless watermelon, mangos, and more!
This groundbreaking woman brought a whole world of delicious foods to
the United States, forever changing the way we eat. Frieda Kaplan was
always willing to try something new—are you?