As I read about Jadav Molai Payeng and his work in India planting trees http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Making-a-difference/2016/0616/This-tribesman-planted-a-forest-in-India-that-s-bigger-than-Central-Park I thought about the other tree stories I have shared and a few new ones I am just learning about. We could learn and teach a lot of our world through the tree stories of Wangari Matthai. Kate Sessions, Anne Frank and The Little Bonsai from Hiroshima. If you have other book suggestions let me know!
Meet Kate Sessions a women with a great passion for trees. She had guts, and a vision that transformed San Diego !
In my book Who Belongs Here? I wrote, Dolores Huerta and many others are working with the United Farm Workers of America, so that all farm workers can be healthy, safe and treated fairly.
A statue of Huerta and Chavez was dedicated in May.http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/statues-of-cesar-chavez-dolores-huerta-unveiled-in-napa/article_effceee6-3dea-53f6-a8bf-ee7aad1ab5d7.html
I just bought this book by Sarah Warren. Let me know if you have read it with your students.