• Wed. Jun 12th, 2024

Love Animals? Why not read Endangered by Eliot Shrefer?



Love Animals? Why not read Endangered
by Eliot Shrefer?


Oh how I LOVE this book!

Endangered by Eliot Shrefer


What’s that little teeny weeny face down there poking out?

A bonobo!

photo courtesy of Bonobo Conservation Initiative

cuuute or what?

Here’s what they’re saying about Endangered:

The compelling tale of a girl who must save a group of bonobos–and herself–from a violent coup.

The Congo is a dangerous place, even for people who are trying to do good.

When one girl has to follow her mother to her sanctuary for bonobos, she’s not thrilled to be there. It’s her mother’s passion, and she’d rather have nothing to do with it. But when revolution breaks out and their sanctuary is attacked, she must rescue the bonobos and hide in the jungle. Together, they will fight to keep safe, to eat, and to survive.

Eliot Schrefer asks readers what safety means, how one sacrifices to help others, and what it means to be human in this new compelling adventure.

So. You have bonobos. You have biracial teenage surviving in the jungle alone, caring for these bonobos who trust her.  You have great writing.  You have Endangered!

Great book for the Diversity Reading Challenge. Get it? Good.