Only the Mountains Do Not Move
A Maasai Story of Culture and Conservation
By Jan Reynolds
(Lee & Low Books, Hardcover, 9781600603334, 40pp.)
Publication Date: October 1, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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it is only the mountains which do not move from their places.
So goes a Maasai proverb, and so goes the lives of the Maasai in Africa. For hundreds of years they have moved with their herds of cattle and goats across thousands of miles in Kenya and northern Tanzania.
Today the Maasai face new challenges, moving them in different directions. Their traditional way of life is threatened, lands are overgrazed, and wildlife is on the brink of extinction. The Maasai are meeting these obstacles head on—adapting their lives and farming practices, while keeping their vibrant close-knit culture alive.
Award-winning author-photographer Jan Reynolds presents a striking glimpse of a dynamic people. Only the Mountains Do Not Move shows the Maasai’s remarkable ability to forge a delicate balance between the richness of the past and the needs of the future.