Eliza's Cherry Trees was a winner of the Giverny Award for biology education and was recognized with the Eureka! Silver Honor Award for nonfiction.
Learning about the cherry trees adds color to the study of Washington, D.C., women's history, the culture of Japan, Japanese-American relations, Arbor Day, gardening, and city beautification!
The theme of the book is "sometimes, when you have a good idea, you have to keep trying for a long time." Eliza is a great model of persistence and dedication to community improvement.
Below are some teacher resources and classroom activities to download and use.
Other children's books by Andrea Zimmerman are here.