Books That Inspire the Next Generation of Conservationists

Books written and recommended by real world environmental heroes.


Voices from the Ape House
Ages 10 and Up

In this memoir, former zookeeper Beth Armstrong takes readers behind the scenes at Columbus, Ohio’s famed zoo to experience the complicated social lives of western lowland gorillas and the profound privilege of working with them.

“Beth Armstrong turns a revealing account of her career into a love song for an extraordinary species. She captures the poignant tension between the magic of interacting closely with gorillas in captivity and the desperate need to support them in the wild. Her intimate revelations beautifully demonstrate storytelling’s vital role in inspiring the next generation of conservationists.” - Dr. Richard Wrangham, author of The Goodness Paradox


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