Emily, 10-Year-Old Champion of Rainforest Animals in Need
Cathleen Burnham, Author and Photographer
Crickhollow Books, Nonfiction, Sep. 15, 2018
Series: World Association of Kids and Animals
Suitable for Ages: 7-12
Themes: Global Youth Activism, Nature, Rainforest, Animal Rescue, Baby Sloth, Endangered Wildlife
Opening: High in a tree in a rainforest in Costa Rica, a mother sloth slept, cradling her baby close to her. The mother was sleeping, but the baby was wide awake.
Meet Emily, a 10-year-old girl, who is active in a youth-led conservation program to save rain forest animals in western Costa Rica. She helps care for an orphaned sloth at an animal sanctuary by taking it for walks along a jungle path and participates in other activities to protect local wildlife and their environment.
When Emily arrives at a local youth program, Kids Saving the Rainforest (KSTR), she and her friends…