Dear Humans: A Letter From the Animals
Nisha ColemanIllustrated by Shanthony Exum
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The Earth is changing fast! Polar Bear's ice is melting. Gazelle's savanna is turning into a desert. Tortoise's waters are poisoned. Toucan's rainforest is disappearing.
How bad is it? Gorilla calls all the animals to a summit. They have to talk. When they realize that humans are behind the destruction, they must act quickly. Should they send them to another planet? Maybe the humans need their help? The animals write a letter to remind humans how they were meant to live on this Earth. And how to turn things around before it's too late.
NISHA COLEMAN's stories have been featured on CBC, Moth Radio Hour, and Risk! podcast. She facilitates community storytelling workshops, including for Story Collider, which was part of a collaboration with the World Health Organization. Coleman is the co-founder of Strand Storytelling School and co-artistic director of the storytelling series Enfabulation. Her memoir Busker: Stories from the Streets of Paris was published in 2016. She lives in Montreal.
SHANTHONY EXUM's art and music have been lauded by The New York Times, NPR, Billboard, New York Magazine, Elle, Glamour, Jezebel, and more. Her pop song Thunder Thighs went viral in 2017 and landed on lists of feminist anthems. Exum works to increase the visibility of marginalized people and issues such as climate change and consumerism. She lives in Montreal.