Me…Jane

By Patrick McDonnell

Published by Little, Brown and Company, 2011

As a small child, Jane Goodall had a stuffed chimpanzee named Jubilee, and she took him everywhere with her.  She also loved spending time outside.  She dreamed of being like Jane in Tarzan of the Apes, who lived in the jungles of Africa.  As she grew up she continued to pursue her dream.  We all know Jane Goodall’s legacy of speaking out for the animals who live there, particularly the chimpanzees.

Great biographical sketch of Jane Goodall’s childhood to introduce a research project or a biology project on primates.

Awards: 

A 2012 Caldecott Honor Book
A Charlotte Zolotow Award Winner
Horn Book Fanfare Book
New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book
New York Times Notable Children’s Book
Booklist Editor’s Choice Book
Kirkus Reviews Best Book

A Kids’ Indie Next List Book

A 2011 Bank Street College Children’s Book Committee Outstanding Book

A University of Wisconsin-Madison CCBC 2012 Children’s Choices Book

A Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Book
A National Parenting Publications Awards Gold Winner
A Booklinks Lasting Connections Book
 
Accessed: Augusta County Library
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