March 20, 2015
Sumi, a coho salmon
by Annette LeBox and Karen Reczuch
Sumi's story begins as a memory of hearing her salmon mother's song about home and a journey to the sea. So when Sumi is born, she recognizes her birth creek and then, as she grows a bit older, the scent of salt water.
With poetic text that moves seamlessly from free verse to rhyme, we follow Sumi the coho salmon from her birth in fresh water to her life in sea, before the final journey back to lay eggs and begin the cycle anew.
A sympathetic story and vibrant pictures turn this book into a plea for salmon conservation that children will readily embrace.