The Tree Lady: the true story of how one tree-loving woman changed a city forever

  • Type: Books
  • By: H. Joseph Hopkins
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Biography & Memoir
  • Recommended by: Kate N.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781442414020
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Beautiful non-fiction for kids about a female innovator

The story of Katherine Olivia Sessions, the first woman to graduate from the University of California with a science degree, is told here in lush, vivid illustrations. Sessions personified the advice to "bloom where you're planted" and instead of accepting that the hot, dry southern California climate would never be the place for trees, researched and planted them until her area had become a leafy oasis. A great book for girls AND boys about the power of a single, passionate person.