Nomination: Eliza’s Cherry Trees: Japan’s Gift to America

 

 

 

Zimmerman, Andrea. Eliza’s Cherry Trees: Japan’s Gift to America. Illus. by Ju Hong Chen. 2011. 32p. Pelican, $16.99 (9781589809543) Gr. 1-3.

Born in 1856, Eliza Scidmore traveled the world and made a living by writing about her experiences. This book chronicles her life as well as her 20-year campaign to bring the famous Japanese flowering cherry trees to Washington D.C. [ltp]

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