Climate Challenge host, Karyn Strickler, interviews famous children's author, Lynne Cherry, an American writer and illustrator of nature-themed children's books. Lynne's latest project is called, "Young Voices on Climate Change," and features youth around the country who are impacting their community's reaction to climate change.
Born in Philadelphia, Cherry attended the Tyler School of Art and Yale University. She has served as director of the Center for Children's Environmental Literature, and has also been an artist-in-residence for the Princeton Environmental Institute, the World Wildlife Fund, and the Smithsonian Institution.
One of Lynne's best-known books is The Great Kapok Tree, a picture book about the Amazon rainforest. Other books include Flute's Journey (a book about bird migration) and A River Ran Wild (which discusses the cleanup of the Nashua River in Massachusetts).