About this event:
Old Firehouse Books is excited to be welcoming children’s author Sophia Gholz to Fort Collins! We invite readers of all ages to join us on Wednesday, July 3rd at 6:00pm at the store to hear Sophia speak about her new book The Boy Who Grew a Forest. Kids will also get to decorate their own plant pots and plant a seed to grow at home! This event is free and open to the public.
The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the true story of Jadav Payeng. As a boy, Jadav was distressed by the destruction that deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India’s Brahmaputra River. Determined to do something, he began planting trees, and what began as a small thicket of bamboo eventually grew into a 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. Jadav Payeng’s story is a reminder of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.
We hope you’ll join us for this event!