One Special Rhino: The Story of Andatu

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    United States
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The Problem

The book, One Special Rhino: The Story of Andatu, was written, illustrated and self-published by fifth graders at the PS 107 John W. Kimball Learning Center in Brooklyn, New York. Narrated by Andatu, the only Sumatran rhino ever to be born in captivity in Indonesia, it describes the everyday pleasures of rhino life, the challenges facing the species' survival, including the poaching epidemic, and urges readers to get involved and help save them.

Our Plan

By spreading the word about threats to rhinos among school-age children, in an engaging highly readable book, we hope the project will encourage rhino conservation. The book has already garnered significant publicity (and will be reviewed in National Geographic this August). The fifth graders who worked on the book -- and who graduated this summer -- have left the school inspired to do more to help ensure that rhinos survive.

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