In this collaborative project between photographer Joel Sartore and Newberry-winning author Kwame Alexander, Animal Ark blends their talents to give focus on some of the endangered species in our magnificent animal kingdom. Alexander’s haiku poetry accompanies Sartore’s visual haikus (photos). Their message, We are family, drives home that we must all take care of our planet.
Background matter includes notes from the photographer and the writer.
This book promotes creativity, helping others, nature and discovery.
TITLE: Animal Ark
AUTHOR: Kwame Alexander
PHOTOGRAPHER: Joel Sartore
PUBLISHER: National Geographic Partners, 2017
AGE GROUP: 5-7
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: creativity, helping others, nature, discovery
1) What can you do to help save endangered species?
2) Choose a photo of an endangered animal. Research your animal. Use a few of those facts to help you write a haiku poem about your animal.
To learn more about photographer Joel Sartore, visit:
Joel is the founder of the Photo Ark, a groundbreaking effort to document species before they disappear—and to get people to care while there’s still time.
To learn more about author Kwame Alexander, visit: