The Mangrove Tree

By Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

This picture book offers young readers an interesting account of an influential cell biologist whose research and activism have made a real difference in a vulnerable community. The mixed media collage illustrations go a long way to engage the reader, and the straightforward text and alternating verse present the narrative in terms that younger readers will readily understand. The book conveys an important message about devising innovative ways to improve food security and is highly recommended.