New Release: Fresh Juice and Jugo fresco

Today, we are delighted to celebrate the release of Fresh Juice and the Spanish edition Jugo fresco by Robert Liu-Trujillo!

Cover of Fresh Juice with title in big letters at the top and a father and son getting produce from a farmer's market below

What makes a great juice that keeps everyone healthy? Art and his dad discover it takes carrots . . . collards . . . cayenne . . . and community!

Qué contiene un jugo quemantiene a todos saludables? ¡Art y su papa descubren que necesitan zanahorias . . . col berza . . . chile de árbol . . . y una comunidad!

Praise for Fresh Juice

⭐ “This essential story conveys the warmth of community in just one serving.” — School Library Journal, starred review

“Liu-Trujillo evokes the warmth of a father-son bond in this food and family story . . . Art and his community model living in a compassionate world full of realistic diversity . . . With a recipe included at the end, this heartwarming story emphasizes the healing power of fresh food and a strong community.” — Booklist

Drink the juice while you read!

Check out Robert Liu-Trujillo’s recipe provided in the back of Fresh Juice. Encourage students’ involvement with the recipe, but always with an adult’s supervision and presence at home, in the classroom, or any other relevant setting.

2 apples
2 oranges
6-7 carrots
1-2 tablespoons of ginger
½ bunch of collard greens
cayenne pepper to taste

Peeler, knives, cutting board, juicing machine, measuring spoons, drinking cups

Wash the fruits and veggies. With an adult’s help, peel the apples, oranges, carrots, and ginger. Mince the ginger and cut the apples, oranges, carrots, and greens into pieces that will fit in the juicer. Run the juicer, according to its instructions. Once all ingredients have been juiced, add the cayenne. Stir well and serve.

Download the teacher’s guide for this recipe, background information, reading questions, interdisciplinary activities, and more!

Order your copy today:

Fresh Juice
Barnes & Noble

Jugo fresco
Barnes & Noble

Author photo of Robert in bright purple shirt holding books in front of bushes

Robert Liu-Trujillo is the author-illustrator of Furqan’s First Flat Top and the illustrator of many picture books, including Alejandria Fights Back. When he was a kid, his dad made fresh wheatgrass juice and his stepfather juiced fruits and vegetables. Now as a husband and father, Robert makes fresh juice for his family. He lives in Oakland, California, with his wife and two kids. Visit him online at

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