Did you know San Diego was once a barren desert? Did you know this brilliant woman, Kate Olivia Sessions, was the first woman to graduate with a degree in science from UC Berkley back in 1888. Truly fascinating, and the pictures are so gorgeous. They made me want to go outside and plant a dozen trees. Seriously, I started looking some up.
This book is why Flannery decided to study trees for her first project!
For all ages!
Katherine Olivia Sessions never thought she’d live in a place without trees. After all, Kate grew up among the towering pines and redwoods of Northern California. But after becoming the first woman to graduate from the University of California with a degree in science, she took a job as a teacher far south in the dry desert town of San Diego. Where there were almost no trees.
Kate decided that San Diego needed trees more than anything else. So this trailblazing young woman singlehandedly started a massive movement that transformed the town into the green, garden-filled oasis it is today. Now, more than 100 years after Kate first arrived in San Diego, her gorgeous gardens and parks can be found all over the city.
Part fascinating biography, part inspirational story, this moving picture book about following your dreams, using your talents, and staying strong in the face of adversity is sure to resonate with readers young and old.