Lynne Cherry is the author and/or illustrator of over thirty award-winning books for children. Her best-selling books such asThe Great Kapok Tree and A River Ran Wild teach children to respect the earth.
Lynne is also the founder and director of the non-profit Young Voices for the Planet , a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization dedicated to helping the voices of environmentally-concerned young people be heard. Lynne is also a movie producer. Her Young Voices for the Planet short films feature youth success stories: California kids helping to get a ban on plastic bags; Florida students saving their school $53,000 in energy costs; An 11-year old German boy planting a million trees… Young people reducing the carbon footprint of their homes, schools and communities.