A beating heart. A talking tree. The rain forest. Love. Mysticism. Harvest. And above all, chocolate.
Dear Coco and Leo, I miss you! We all miss you! The whole forest misses you! I hear their thanks and wishes in my dreams. I hope you do, too.
Prepare for a journey into a world filled with what so many crave -- the sweet savoring of a chocolate drop. A drop that can melt even the most troubled realities. But in this nuanced, heartrending story, before good can emerge, there is destruction, the bombarding of a people, their culture, heritage, sacred beliefs, and the very soul that drives their traditions.
This urgent, beautiful novel takes readers into the ugly realities that surround the destruction of the Amazon rain forest and its people. Acclaimed author Laura Resau shows us that love is more powerful than hatred, and that by working together, hope can be magically restored, root and branch.---from the publisher
336 pages 978-0545800884 Ages 9-12
Keywords< environment, trees, rain forest, conservation, cultures, environmental stewardship, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, heritage, beliefs, diverse books, diversity, multicultural, South America, magical realism, social activism, traditions, Indigenous peoples