Susan Roth

Books by This Author

Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea

Age Level: 6-9
Richly textured illustrations bring to life the true story of one man's efforts to build a school and change the world one child at a time. Greg Mortenson's work in the mountainous regions of Pakistan concludes with actual photographs and more information on how the book was created adds to the appeal for young readers.

Parrots Over Puerto Rico

Age Level: 6-9

Puerto Rican parrots, once abundant, came perilously close to extinction in the 1960s due to centuries of foreign exploration and occupation, development, and habitat destruction. In this compelling book, Roth and Trumbore use collage illustrations and a unique format to recount the efforts of the scientists of the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program to save the parrots and ensure their future.

The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families

Age Level: 6-9

"This moving depiction of ecological innovation centers on a project spearheaded by Dr. Gordon Sato to plant mangrove trees, which grow easily in salt water, in the village of Hargigo in the impoverished African nation of Eritrea. Graceful prose alternates with cumulative verse to relay the benefits that the trees provided for the community: 'These are the fishermen/ Who catch the fish/ That swim in the roots,/ Of the mangrove trees.' Resembling papier-mâché, Roth's textural mixed-media collages become increasingly lively as the new ecosystem flourishes." — Publisher's Weekly