Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and Vegetables


Produce vendor Arthur Robinson is known as Mr. Okra to the many New Orleanians he serves every day. His truck, painted by folk artist Dr. Bob, is an iconic sight in the city’s neighborhoods. When people hear his deep voice, they come outside to buy his fruits and vegetables. Mr. Okra is an honorary Ambassador to New Orleans and has been featured in several songs and documentaries.

  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 5 – 8 years

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“I love selling fruits and veggies to the people of New Orleans because there are people who can’t get to the big stores and people who don’t really like to go to the big stores. . . . They depend on me and I depend on them. We are all family; even if they don’t buy nothing, they still come out and we talk. The fact that this young lady has put me in her children’s book means a whole lot to me. I’m very thankful.”
—Mr. Okra

Additional information

Weight 13.5 oz
Dimensions 8.4 × .5 × 11 in