It’s still showering spring books! And alongside the blossoming cherry trees in Washington, D.C. comes a book that tells us how they got there.
More than 3,000 trees were sent as a gift from the Japanese government to the United States, to be planted along the Potomac River. Author Andrea Zimmerman introduces us to Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore, an American journalist and travel writer, who was responsible for getting the trees there.
Of special note: Andrea herself wears several hats. She is an writer; an author/illustrator; picture book blogger; and co-collaborator with her husband, artist David Clemesha. See her many celebrated children’s book titles here.