Meet Lucy. She's a bonobo and she's a lot like you! In this story, you'll learn about Lucy and her family and see amazing photographs that will make you laugh out loud. What is a bonobo? Bonobos are our closest great ape relatives who live in a uniquely peaceful and matriarchal society. Tragically, scientists predict bonobo extinction within 10 years unless humans protect them and their habitat, the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Africa. People can help though! All profits from I'm Lucy go to the Bonobo Conservation Initiative and the Roots and Shoots program - organizations working to save the bonobos and the Earth. Learn more on our website: www.bonobokids.org. Login with the special code inside this book to adopt your own virtual bonobo and earn points for helping endangered creatures and our world. Join our blog community to find out how you can make a real and ongoing difference.
Mathea Levine is the author of children's books and young adult and adult novels. Inspired by her renowned biologist mother's passion for the Earth and its creatures, and driven by her desire for her children's safe and joyous future, Mathea partnered with outstanding nature photographer Marian Brickner to create a captivating story of a bonobo family - a family that represents all endangered animals and the signifies the current crisis of our planet. Raised in St. Louis and on the island of Martha's Vineyard and educated at NYU, Mathea brings passion, wit, and heart to the world through her writing.