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Aani and the Tree Huggers by Jeannine Atkins, illustrated by Venantius J. Pinto [in What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature]

Aani and the Tree HuggersAani, a young Indian woman, bravely leads the other women of her village in putting their arms around the many trees of their forest in order to save them from being cut down by unthinking developers.

Based on true events that occurred in northern India in the 1970s. The women were victorious. As a a result of their effort, village councils today are able to determine how many trees can be cut down without damaging the land and depriving the inhabitants.

Review: “Asian American Titles,” What Do I Read Next? Multicultural Literature, Gale Research, 1997

Readers: Children

Published: 1995


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