In Bolivia, Tian Quinn is creating bilingual children’s book on climate change
Tian Quinn ’21, who is double majoring in global studies and Spanish, and minoring in English, communications and media, is creating a bilingual children’s book about climate change as part of her study abroad program in Bolivia. Quinn is working with Kids Books Bolivia to research and write her book, which will be made available to children for free or at reduced cost.
As part of her independent research project about climate change, Quinn is volunteering at a bee farm that produces organic products and emphasizes the idea of sustainable living versus exploiting natural resources.
“I hope to understand how climate change and human action are changing the relationship of bees in nature,” Quinn explains. “Afterwards, I will be turning my research into a children’s book, working closely with Kids’ Books Bolivia where I will be writing in both English and Spanish as well as drawing the illustrations myself.”
Pre-orders for Quinn’s book at $10 each are being accepted at the GoFundMe page she set up to support the program, which helps underwrite the cost for Bolivian children.