I Am Made of Mountains: An Ode to National Parks: The Landscapes of Us

by Alexandra S D Hinrichs (Author) Vivian Mineker (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
This lyrical picture book celebrates the beauty of nature while exploring the diverse landscapes of the National Parks across the United States of America.

From the volcanos of Haleakalā National Park in Hawai'i to waterfalls of Yosemite to the churning ocean at Acadia National Park in Maine, I Am Made of Mountains takes readers on a tour to honor America’s great outdoors. Sixteen parks are highlighted, and the story follows a different child visiting each park and exploring the natural wonders of each location. 

The lyrical text paired with the expansive illustrations is an ode to the outdoors that will inspire nature lovers and National Park visitors of all ages.
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An enticing look at our national parks... —Kirkus

Alexandra S D Hinrichs
Alexandra S. D. Hinrichs has worked as a historical researcher at American Girl, a children's librarian, and a children's bookseller among other things. She earned MAs in United States history and library & information studies and is the author is several children's books, including The Lobster Lady; The Traveling Camera: Lewis Hine and the Fight to End Child Labor; and Thérèse Makes a Tapestry.

Vivian Mineker is the illustrator of several books for children, including The Yeti and the Jolly Lama: A Tale of Friendship and What a Ship Sees. Vivian is a Taiwanese American from Taipei and Portland, Oregon, currently working out of Ljubljana, Slovenia. www.vivianmineker.com
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Charlesbridge Publishing
Publication date
May 20, 2023
BISAC categories
JUV000000 - Juvenile Fiction | General
Library of Congress categories
United States
National parks and reserves
Nature (Aesthetics)

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