From Geisel Honor–winning author/illustrator Paul Meisel comes Anna & Samia, the true story of a wildlife conservationist and the baby rhinoceros she adopts.
When infant rhino Samia finds herself all alone in the vast Kenyan rhino sanctuary, conservationist Anna Merz knows just what to do. Little by little, she helps Samia feel warm and at home, snuggling with the black rhino in her bed, deciphering every snort and eek, and giving Samia baths to keep her clean.
Each step Anna takes is meant to help Samia get closer to becoming independent. But the bond between Samia and Anna is so strong that Samia may not want to leave, even when she's ready. Can Samia learn to explore the sanctuary on her own?
Here is a heartfelt true story about love, growing up, and letting go.---from the publisher
32 pages 978-0374305772 Ages 5-9
Keywords: Kenya, Africa, wildlife, conservation, role of the individual, power of the individual, careers, women, rhino, communication, science, STEM, love, letting go, animals, animal rescue, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, 9 year old, Science Curriculum, Character Building Curriculum