111 Trees. How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl

By: Rina Singh, 

 | Published by: Citizen Kid

ISBN: 9781525301209

A boy grows up to make positive change in his community. After suffering much heartache, Sundar decides change must come to his small Indian village. He believes girls should be valued as much as boys and that land should not be needlessly destroyed. Sundar’s plan? To celebrate the birth of every girl with the planting of 111 trees. Though many villagers resist at first, Sundar slowly gains their support, and today, over a quarter of a million trees grow in his village. A once barren, deforested landscape has become a fertile, prosperous one where girls can thrive. Sure to plant seeds of hope in children. Improving the world is within everyone’s reach.

access to water,  aloe vera,  celebrating women,  change,  changing ideas,  child brides,  deforestation,  eco-feminist,  ending child marriage,  environmental impact,  forced marriage,  forest,  girl,  honouring daughters,  India,  inequality,  marble mining,  Piplantri,  Rajasthan,  reforestation,  right to education,  sexism,  social justice,  Sundar Paliwai,  trees,  water,