Indian Jadav Payeng has proven that each and every one of us can make a difference. As a boy, he began planting trees on a sandbank in the state of Assam. Nobody believed that he would succeed in doing so. But since 1979, a forest the size of Central Park has emerged, offering a home to countless animals and plants. It was not until 2007 that a photographer accidentally discovered the forest and made Payeng known to the world beyond India.
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B My Name Is Boy: A Song Of Celebration From Australia To Zimbabwe
An alphabetical celebration of boys around the world, with countries, names, and character traits from A to Z.
Pilar Ramirez And The Curse Of San Zenon (Pilar Ramirez Duology, 2)
In the Dominican Republic, twelve-year-old Pilar helps Ciguapa and Carmen hunt for the escaped demon El Baca and his mysterious new ally, and now, facing the threat of an ancient enemy, Pilar must harness her bruja powers in order to save Zafa and her family.
Noni The Pony Counts To A Million
Noni the Pony counts everything from her two friends to the cars going by, all the way to a million stars in the night sky.
The Penguin Of Ilha Grande : From Animal Rescue To Extraordinary Friendship
When an oil covered penguin washes up in Brazil, Seu Joao saves its life. The man and penguin become friends, and the penguin won’t return to the wild.
Forward Me Back To You
Told in separate voices, Kat and Robin leave Boston on a church mission to help combat human trafficking in India while Kat recovers from a sexual assault and Robin seeks his birth mother.
9 Kilometers (Stories From Latin America)
As a young boy walks nine kilometers to school, he travels through the mountain and rain forest landscapes of southern Chile.
Stand As Tall As The Trees: How An Amazonian Community Protected The Rain Forest
One activist’s story shows how indigenous communities can fight to protect their sacred lands-and win.
Wombat, The Reluctant Hero
In profound, uplifting verse and sumptuous artwork, beloved creators Matt de la Peña and Corinna Luyken explore the endless possibilities each child contains: A young dancer may grow into a computer coder; a basketball player might become a poet; a class clown may one day serve as an inspiring teacher; and today’s quiet empath might be tomorrow’s great leader.