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The Mangrove Tree

Planting Trees to Feed Families

Japanese-American cell biologist Gordon Sato and his family were interned at Manzanar concentration camp during World War II, and he never forgot being hungry and learning to make corn grow in the California desert. This story recounts his successful effort in the 1990s to plant and harvest mangrove trees in an Eritrean village in order to prevent its people and animals from starving and help them to become self-sustaining. Exceptional collages made from scraps of paper and cloth, introduce readers to the children, shepherds, goats, sheep, and planters who made this dream reality. Ages six to eleven.

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