2 Picture Books About … Environmental Activists

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Here are two great picture books about environmental activists.

“Luna & Me,” written and illustrated by Jenny Sue Kostecki-Shaw tells the story of Julia “Butterfly” Hill, who spent two years living in a tree to prevent the clear-cutting of a California redwood forest. The trees her activism saved are up to 3,000 years old, and Kostecki-Shaw’s illustrations bring to life the entire ecosystem of which they are a part — birds, squirrels, banana slugs  — in an enchanting way. I felt as if I was there in the redwoods while reading. Continue reading