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Author Ganeri, Anita, 1961- author.
Title Forest fighter : the story of Chico Mendes / Anita Ganeri, Margaux Carpentier.
Pub Info Northampton, MA : Crocodile Books, and Imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., 2022.
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Descript 48 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
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Note Includes index.
Summary "A picture book that tells the important story of Chico Mendes, who led the fight to protect the Amazon rainforest and demand fair treatment for the people whose livelihoods depended on it. Chico Mendes lived in the depths of the Amazon rainforest where trees grew tall and strong and wildlife roamed freely. From the age of 8, Chico worked with his father collecting sap from trees that could be sold to make rubber. Rubber tappers were very poor and the rainforest was increasingly being destroyed by burning and logging, threatening their livelihoods. Chico knew he had to take a stand. He became a spokesperson for the community, fighting hard to preserve the Amazon rainforest, and speaking up for the rights of other rubber tappers. He won several international awards for his campaigns, but the loggers still wouldn't stop. At the age of 44, Chico was murdered by one of the loggers. Grippingly written by award-winning author, Anita Ganeri, and vibrantly illustrated by Margaux Carpentier, Forest Fighter tells the inspiring story of Chico Mendes, who was not afraid to speak up for others and worked tirelessly to protect the rainforest. It depicts the incredible wildlife and peoples who co-exist there and shows why it is so important that all rainforests are protected."-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 7 to 12. Crocodile Books, and Imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.
Contents Fighters for the forest -- Born in the forest -- Starting work -- Busy afternoons -- Deep in debt -- Forest school -- A stranger arrives -- Teaching and politics -- Opening the Amazon -- Roads to ruin -- Forest people -- Taking up the fight -- Forest protest -- Spreading the word -- Waking up the world -- Going green -- Threats of violence -- Fateful day -- Chico's legacy -- Forest future -- Amazon rainforest facts.
Subject Mendes, Chico, 1944-1988 -- Juvenile literature.
Mendes, Chico, -1988.
Conservationists -- Brazil -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Rubber tappers -- Brazil -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Rain forest conservation -- Amazon River Region -- Juvenile literature.
Deforestation -- Amazon River Region -- Juvenile literature.
Rubber tappers.
Rain forest conservation -- Amazon River Region.
Deforestation -- Amazon River Region.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino.
Genre Biographies.
Picture books.
Add Author Carpentier, Margaux, illustrator.
Alt Title Story of Chico Mendes
ISBN 9781623718565 (hardback)
1623718562 (hardback)
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