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111 Trees

How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl

by Rina Singh, illustrated by Marianne Ferrer

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ISBN:9781525301209
publisher: Kids Can Press
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In a small village in India, a boy grows up to make a huge difference in his community by planting trees to celebrate the birth of every girl. Based on a true story, this book celebrates environmental sustainability, community activism and ecofeminism.

This is the story of Sundar Paliwal, who is from a small Indian village ruled by ancient customs. As he grows to be a man, Sundar suffers much heartbreak and decides it is time for change to come to his village. Sundar is determined to live in a place where girls are valued as much as boys and where the land is not devastated by irresponsible mining. Sundar's plan? To celebrate the birth of every girl with the planting of 111 trees. Though many villagers resist at first, Sundar slowly gains their support. And today, there are over a quarter of a million trees in his village, providing food, water and opportunities for women to earn a living. His efforts have turned a once barren and deforested landscape into a fertile and prosperous one where girls can thrive.

Based on true events in the life of Sundar Paliwal, and written in collaboration with him, Rina Singh's uplifting story shows how one person can make a difference in a community. Beautiful illustrations by Marianne Ferrer sensitively bring the evolution of the village to life. With strong links to the science curriculum, this book offers lessons on environmental awareness, sustainability and stewardship, as well as the concept of ecofeminism. It also explores ideas of social development, community and culture, and the character education traits of responsibility and cooperation. A thoroughly researched author's note with photographs and more information about the village of Piplantri is included.

About the Authors

Rina Singh has published several critically acclaimed books for children inspired by her Indian Canadian heritage, including Diwali Lights, Holi Colors and Diwali: A Festival of Lights, which was nominated for the Red Cedar Award. Rina’s own grandmother never got the chance to go to school. Grandmother School is dedicated to her memory. Rina lives in Toronto with her family.

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Marianne Ferrer was born in Venezuela and immigrated to Canada in 1998. After attending Dawson College in Montreal, Quebec, for illustration and design, she completed her education in graphic design at the Université du Québec à Montréal. Marianne has illustrated many books including Toucania (Monsier Ed), Mel and Mo's Marvelous Balancing Act (Annick Press) and The Invisible Garden (Orca). Her style is characterized by its charm, delicacy and depth. Marianne lives in Montreal.

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Contributor Notes

Rina Singh was born in India and immigrated to Canada, where she received her MFA in creative writing from Concordia University and a teaching degree from McGill University. She is an internationally published author and has written many critically acclaimed books for children. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 8
Grade:
k to 3
Awards
  • Winner, Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, Booklist
Editorial Reviews

... inspiring ...—Globe and Mail


This engaging story serves as a compelling introduction to the concept of eco-feminism ...—School Library Journal


Girls are one with nature in ... this inspiring true story ...—New York Times


An inspiring picture book about eco-feminism in action ...—Kirkus Reviews


... an homage to trees, girls, and a planet that is sure to return the favor when we care for it.—Booklist, starred review


... an interesting and inspiring true story ...—CM Magazine

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