Trista Hendren, Mother Earth Book
Madeline L’Engle once said, “If I have something that is too difficult for adults to swallow, I will write it in a book for children.” Trista has taken that advice to heart. A mother of two, she drastically transformed her life to reduce non-essentials and live in a more simple, environmentally friendly way. She also became a children’s book author. The Mother Earth Book will be her second book.
Trista says, “I decided to write this book because I wanted to make a radical difference in the collective consciousness of our planet. We must drastically change the world on so many levels: war, poverty, global warming, rape, violence against women, sexual and other forms of slavery. The best place to start is at the beginning, where humans are the most open.”
This book contains gorgeous illustrations by Elisabeth Slettnes as well as inspiring quotes from Vandana Shiva, Alice Walker, Winona LaDuke, Jane Goodall, Raffi Cavoukian, Arundhati Roy and many more. This book is a loving tribute to Mother Earth and a call to action for children, their parents and grandparents. It will be printed soon and Pollination Project funds will be used to help bring down some of the costs of printing and make the book more financially accessible to more people. To learn more and to order a copy of the book when it is ready, visit Trista’s website.
GRANT AWARD DATE: DECEMBER 18, 2013