This time of year gets us thinking about spring, rebirth, and being good stewards of the earth. One of the best examples of someone who lives her life to help better the rest of the world is Dr. Jane Goodall. As a very young child, Jane was always fascinated with animals, and she has gone on to become a champion of the earth, endangered animals (especially chimpanzees), and impoverished peoples.
Join us in wishing Jane a very happy birthday today, April 3rd!
There are numerous books written about and by Jane Goodall available at the library. Two of the more recent biographies, Me … Jane by Patrick McDonnell, and The Watcher by Jeanette Winter, are phenomenal reads. Me … Jane even received a Caldecott honor in 2012.
Find all the books and movies about and by Jane Goodall in our catalog. Be sure to check them out to learn more about this amazing and inspiring woman!
Other Links to Explore
- Get to know more about Jane Goodall
- Watch “Jungle Jane”, a music video
- See the new Disneynature Film, “Chimpanzee” beginning April 20th!
- View a preview from Disneynature
Watch the director and Jane Goodall herself talk about “Chimpanzee”: