Saturday, May 15, 10 to 11 a.m.
Based on a true events, Rina tells the story of Sundar Paliwal, who is from a small village in India. Sundar aspires to live in a place where girls are valued as much as boys, and he wants to transform the barren landscape into a fertile and prosperous land. His vision? To celebrate the birth of every girl by planting 111 trees. Written in collaboration with Sundar, Rina’s book celebrates environmental sustainability, community activism, and eco-feminism. This uplifting story shows how even just one person can make a difference in a community. Families will also learn more about Rina’s experiences writing the story and have a chance to ask Rina questions.
Admission is Free.
Suitable for ages 6 and up
Online (Zoom Webinar)
Please note this program will be held on Zoom webinar and all participants’ cameras will be OFF at all times. This presentation will not be recorded.
Storytime in the Garden is TBG’s new children’s author series, generously supported by Joan Wright.
About Rina Singh
Rina Singh is a Children’s Author and Spoken Word coach. She has an MFA in Creative Writing and has written many critically acclaimed books for children. As a writer, she is drawn to real life stories about social justice and the environment.
Grandmother School, (Orca Books) affirms the life-changing power of education. A Garden of Grenades, (Greystone Books) told in free verse, reimagines our troubled world through the lens of love and compassion. The Forest Keeper, (North South Books) celebrates the unfailing greatness of human spirit and also inspires us to join the efforts of reforestation, saving our planet, one tree at a time.
Her books have been translated in many languages and have received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist.
A lover of poetry, photography, beautiful books, and monks– she lives with her husband and Japanese koi in a blue house in Toronto.