Dive into a parallel world of the lives of trees
where they show us how we humans harm nature, living beings, resources, the climate, being part of the same ecosystem and causing great damage to our planet.


The trees teach us to be more caring and collaborative with our environment through six different stories developed in a different country within the Americas in different contexts such as a plaza, a park, a school, a museum, and a nature reserve.

This book will help children discover different relevant aspects of global citizenship, a theme that has been recognized as a priority for the curricula of a new educational paradigm.

Among these aspects, they will find topics focused on:

  • the celebration and integration of diversity;
  • social solidarity with the less fortunate;
  • empathy with others who are different from us;
  • responsibility for planetary sustainability;
  • and the validation of feelings of vulnerability and hope.
  • eBook in English

    ISBN: 9786073256032

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    Who are the authors?

    Fernando M. Reimers

    Professor of International Education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, where he directs the Global Initiative for Innovation in Education. An expert in the field of education for global citizenship, his work focuses on understanding how to educate children and young people to thrive in the 21st century. He has written or edited 43 academic books and published more than 100 articles and book chapters focused on the relevance of education for a changing world.

    Elisa Guerra

    Master in Education from Harvard University. In 2015 she was named "Best Educator in Latin America and the Caribbean" by the Inter-American Development Bank and was also a finalist for the Global Teacher Prize. She has authored or co-authored more than 25 textbooks, children's books, and educational books. She has lectured in 17 countries around the world. Elisa is founder of the "Philadelphia Valley" network of schools, where she produces a podcast-workshop on creative writing with her students.

    Both are members of the International High Commission for the Future of Education, and co-authors of the global report "Reimagining our Futures Together: A New Social Contract for Education", by UNESCO.

    Illustrator: Ana RoGu

    People who sit in the square to enjoy the fresh air see my trunk, my branches, and my leaves. But what their eyes see is only a part of my story, the most important things happen underground, in my roots and how I communicate with my mother and other plants through them. The trees in the square form a system. We help and protect each other: this is how we ceibas have survived for 120 million years, spread across the Americas and other parts of the world.

    Story: The ceiba in the plaza (Ceiba pentandra),

    Plaza Bolivar de Chacao, Caracas, Venezuela.