{"id":8023214522605,"title":"I Am Made of Mountains","handle":"i-am-made-of-mountains","description":"\u003ch6\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/alexandra-hinrichs\"\u003eAlexandra S. D. Hinrichs\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/vivian-mineker\"\u003eVivian Mineker\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eYou may think you know me from things you've seen or heard, but there's wilderness inside me . . . \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFrom the volcanos of Haleakalā National Park in Hawaii to waterfalls of Yosemite to the churning ocean at Acadia National Park in Maine,\u003cem\u003e I Am Made of Mountains\u003c\/em\u003e takes readers on a tour to honor America’s great outdoors. 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D. Hinrichs, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAlexandra S. D. Hinrichs has worked as a historical researcher at American Girl, a children’s librarian, and a children’s bookseller among other things. She earned MAs in United States history and library \u0026amp; information studies and is the author is several children’s books, including \u003cem\u003eThe Lobster Lady; The Traveling Camera: Lewis Hine and the Fight to End Child Labor; \u003c\/em\u003eand\u003cem\u003e Thérèse Makes a Tapestry.  \u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/author-page\"\u003eRead more \u003c\/a\u003eabout Alexandra.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - ENTER ILLUSTRATOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e \u003cbr\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eVivian Mineker, illustrator\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eVivian Mineker is the illustrator of several books for children, including \u003cem\u003eThe Yeti and the Jolly Lama: A Tale of Friendship \u003c\/em\u003eand\u003cem\u003e What a Ship Sees.\u003c\/em\u003e Vivian is a Taiwanese American from Taipei and Portland, Oregon, currently working out of Ljubljana, Slovenia. www.vivianmineker.com\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/illustrator-page\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Vivian.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - ENTER AWARDS \u0026 HONORS BELOW - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAwards \u0026amp; Honors\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eComing soon!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ci\u003eKirkus Reviews\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA tribute to Glacier Bay, Yellowstone, the Everglades, and other national parks.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePersonifying her subject (“You may think you know me”), Hinrichs introduces, in rhyme, 16 parks, from Hawaii’s Haleakal¬ā to Acadia in Maine, then goes on in a prose afterword to recap the genesis and growth of the National Park Service. 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In that long note, she describes how Native residents were driven from Yosemite (so named by White colonizers with an Ahwahneechee word that means “they are killers”) and how settlers of German, English, and Scottish descent were denigrated and then forcibly relocated from the land that became Shenandoah National Park. (The author also notes elsewhere that the latter was racially segregated until 1950.) Though her overall tone is celebratory, she closes by reassuring readers that mixed feelings are natural and leadingly asks them to think of ways to “connect with each other to share and honor our differences.” Mineker depicts a range of grand landscapes and natural wonders in her digital illustrations; she puts a cast of human figures—diverse in terms of race and ability—prominently in the foregrounds to underscore the point that national parks exist to be experienced as well as preserved. 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I Am Made of Mountains


By: Alexandra S. D. Hinrichs / Illustrated by: Vivian Mineker

You may think you know me from things you've seen or heard, but there's wilderness inside me . . . 

From the volcanos of Haleakalā National Park in Hawaii to waterfalls of Yosemite to the churning ocean at Acadia National Park in Maine, I Am Made of Mountains takes readers on a tour to honor America’s great outdoors. Sixteen parks are highlighted, and the story follows a different child visiting each park and exploring the natural wonders of each location. 

The lyrical text paired with the expansive illustrations is an ode to the outdoors that will inspire nature lovers and National Park visitors of all ages.

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Alexandra S. D. Hinrichs, author

Alexandra S. D. Hinrichs has worked as a historical researcher at American Girl, a children’s librarian, and a children’s bookseller among other things. She earned MAs in United States history and library & information studies and is the author is several children’s books, including The Lobster Lady; The Traveling Camera: Lewis Hine and the Fight to End Child Labor; and Thérèse Makes a Tapestry.  

Read more about Alexandra.


Vivian Mineker, illustrator

Vivian Mineker is the illustrator of several books for children, including The Yeti and the Jolly Lama: A Tale of Friendship and What a Ship Sees. Vivian is a Taiwanese American from Taipei and Portland, Oregon, currently working out of Ljubljana, Slovenia. www.vivianmineker.com

Read more about Vivian.

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Kirkus Reviews

A tribute to Glacier Bay, Yellowstone, the Everglades, and other national parks.

Personifying her subject (“You may think you know me”), Hinrichs introduces, in rhyme, 16 parks, from Hawaii’s Haleakal¬ā to Acadia in Maine, then goes on in a prose afterword to recap the genesis and growth of the National Park Service. In that long note, she describes how Native residents were driven from Yosemite (so named by White colonizers with an Ahwahneechee word that means “they are killers”) and how settlers of German, English, and Scottish descent were denigrated and then forcibly relocated from the land that became Shenandoah National Park. (The author also notes elsewhere that the latter was racially segregated until 1950.) Though her overall tone is celebratory, she closes by reassuring readers that mixed feelings are natural and leadingly asks them to think of ways to “connect with each other to share and honor our differences.” Mineker depicts a range of grand landscapes and natural wonders in her digital illustrations; she puts a cast of human figures—diverse in terms of race and ability—prominently in the foregrounds to underscore the point that national parks exist to be experienced as well as preserved. A page of thoughtful comments from actual young park visitors at the end reinforces the theme.

An enticing look at our national parks—rhapsodic but with attention to their checkered history.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-260-3

Ages: 4–7
Page count: 48
10 x 10

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