111 Trees

111 Trees

How One Village Celebrates the Birth of Every Girl

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"This is the story of Sundar Paliwal, who is from a small Indian village ruled by ancient customs. As he grows to be a man, Sundar suffers much heartbreak and decides it is time for change to come to his village. Sundar is determined to live in a place where girls are valued as much as boys and where the land is not devastated by irresponsible mining. 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, there are over a quarter of a million trees in his village, providing food, water and opportunities for women to earn a living. His efforts have turned a once barren and deforested landscape into a fertile and prosperous one where girls can thrive."--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Toronto :, Kids Can Press,, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781525301209
Characteristics: 36 pages :,coloured illustrations ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ferrer, Marianne 1990-- Illustrator
Alternative Title: One hundred and eleven trees

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Mar 29, 2021

Well written and very informative about a practice of planting 111 trees when a girl is born in a place in India . Every girl born in the village is welcomed with the planting of 111 trees . This is the story of how this came about and by whom . Also the significance of why 111 trees and how it bettered the village and the countryside . Well done story and would recommend .

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