The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families

Roth, Susan L. and Trumbore, Cindy.  The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families.  Illustrated by Susan L. Roth. Lee & Low, 2011. The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families is ecological innovation at its best, all spearheaded by Dr. Gordon Sato, a survivor of the Japanese internment camp Manzanar and now a biologist committed to ending hunger throughout the world. In the village of Hargigo in Eritria, local women provide the labor to plant mangrove trees which supplies them with much needed income. The trees turn carbon dioxide to oxygen, attract fish, feed goats and sheep, and therefore children, all made visible in Roth's brilliant multimedia collage renderings. Prize Winner for younger children 2012.


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