River of Dust
★ “[A] moving tribute to global interconnectedness… prompts sincere awe for the natural world.” — Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
I am dust,
the dust of North Africa.
I connect continents.
The dust of the Sahel-a ribbon of land between the Sahara and the savanna-lifts with the harmattan winds each winter season. But this is not just any dust. The Sahel's dust will mix with dust from the Sahara and travel thousands of miles westward, across the African continent and the Atlantic Ocean, to reunite with its unforgotten home deep in the Amazon basin.
Told in the perspective of dust, A River of Dust takes readers on a journey through vibrantly illustrated landscapes, celebrating the power and wonder of Earth's ecosystems, and showing how these tiny particles are in fact key to the health of our planet. Meticulously researched and lushly illustrated, this picture book is a lyrical ode to global interconnectedness and the vital roles that even the smallest play in taking care of our planet.
“Renewing the connection between biomes and highlighting the interconnections in the natural world… An artistic introduction to a compelling sedimentary journey.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Poetic text… Illustrations of landscapes and animals in warm earth tones with pops of bright color and nuance in their textures and shading will enchant many young readers.” — The Horn Book