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I Am Made of Mountains

Alexandra S.D. Hinrichs, Vivian Mineker (Illustrator)


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This lyrical picture book celebrates the beauty of nature while exploring the diverse landscapes of the National Parks across the United States of America.

From the volcanos of Haleakalā National Park in Hawai'i 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.

Charlesbridge, 9781623542603, 48pp.

Publication Date: May 16, 2023

About the 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

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.