Eliza's Cherry Trees the 2012 winner of the Giverny Award for biology education. See more here.
Eliza's Cherry Trees was recognized with the Eureka! Silver Honor Award for nonfiction by the California Reading Association. See more here.
The book can be used in the classroom when learning about Washington, D.C., women's history, the culture of Japan, Japanese-American relations, and trees.
The theme of the book is "sometimes, when you have a good idea, you have to keep trying for a long time." Eliza can be used as a model of persistence and as an example of a person dedicated to community improvement.
Below are some teacher resources and classroom activities to download and use.