* Nguyen's heartfelt tale is perfect for animal-loving fans of Katherine Applegate's The One and Only Ivan and Rosanne Parry's A Wolf Called Wander.--School Library Journal, starred review
A middle grade graphic novel adventure based on a true story, in which a young conservationist overcomes the odds to save and return a sun bear to its natural habitat.
When endlessly curious and tenacious Chang discovers a bear bile farm near her home in Vietnam, she decides to do everything she can to save wild animals--by becoming a conservationist! After teaching herself survival skills, documenting each rainforest plant and animal she sees in her field notebook, and disproving the critics who think she isn't old enough or strong enough, Chang is finally
accepted as a rescue center volunteer. But her toughest challenge yet comes when she's tasked with returning Sorya--
the sun bear she raised from infancy--
back into the wild. Because despite being
a different species, Sorya is Chang's best
friend. And letting a friend go is never
easy . . . even when it's the right thing to do.
With breathtaking art and STEM facts galore, Chang's daring story is for any young reader, animal lover, and intrepid explorer!