Elephants never forget, so goes the saying. Neither will parents and children who read The Elephant Keeper: Caring for Orphaned Elephants in Zambia, a book that tells the true-life story of a young man, Aaron, and the wild baby elephant, Bezi, he helped save in Zambia. The incident changed both their lives forever and will surely bring caregivers and children closer to each other and the animal kingdom.
Children can learn a lot about themselves when reading about animals, whether the stories are true or make-believe. It helps them understand the role animals and humans play in the world and builds sensitivity to treating all living things with respect and care. As well as The Elephant Keeper, check out the rest of the Miami-Dade Library System’s monthly Staff Picks at www.mdpls.org/staff-picks.