Green Earth Book Award

Thank you to The Nature Generation for naming THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST as a 2020 Green Earth Book Award Honor Book! I am so grateful to see this book among all of these inspirational titles. Click the link below for more:


I have just received word that THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST: The True Story of Jadav Payeng has been selected as the winning book in the children’s category of the 2019 Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award! This means so much to me. I am incredibly honored and grateful. I hope Jadav's story continues to inspire young readers everywhere. From the committee: "The SONWA emphasizes the importance of wonder as the foundation for our appreciation of nature and the values that lead to its preservation," said Alan Brew, executive director of the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. "...The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng, affirms the potential for youth empowerment and action," s

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