Students in Caroline Hutton’s garden class at EW Stokes Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., read Margarito's Forest. The class discussed how they care for nature in their lives, who cared for places before, and who might be here later. Margarito's Forest was a foundational text for this topic, while also incorporating themes of resistance throughout history.
Hutton said, "I appreciated that the book told the story frankly, yet in an age-appropriate way for elementary kids. It was interesting to the students that the book was trilingual, including a language that most of the students are not familiar with, K’iche’."