The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators in Western Washington are happy to host a Q & A session with Clare Hodgson Meeker. Clare Hodgson Meeker recently published the book Growing up Gorilla, and the questions will be surrounding nonfiction children's book writing. The event will take place at 3:00pm on Sunday, September 29 and is open to all.
Growing up Gorilla is a heartwarming true story that chronicles what happened after a mother gorilla gave birth for the first time and then walked away from her newborn baby at Seattle's Woodland Park. The dedicated staff worked tirelessly to find innovative ways for mother and baby to build a relationship. The efforts were ultimately successful, as baby Yola bonded with her mother and the rest of the family group.
Clare’s books and magazine stories explore the lives of endangered animals, including elephants (HANSA), sea otters (LOOTAS), Siberian tigers, African rhinos, and Hawaiian monk seals (RHINO RESCUE!) and the amazing animal care specialists who’ve helped these animals survive. She has chronicled the lives of women who have helped change the world including First Lady and early suffragette Abigail Adams (PARTNER IN REVOLUTION) and pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson (I COULD NOT KEEP SILENT).