Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear by Trang Nguyen
Written by scientist and environmental activist Trang Nguyen, Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear is an inspirational graphic novel adventure, based on a true story about a young conservationist who overcomes the odds to save a sun bear.
When endlessly curious Chang discovers a bear farm near her home in Vietnam, she decides to do everything she can to save wild animals - by becoming a conservationist! After teaching herself survival skills and learning all she can about the rainforest, Chang is finally accepted as a rescue centre volunteer. But her toughest challenge yet comes when she makes a vow to return Sorya - the sun bear she raised from infancy - back to the wild. Because despite being a different species, Sorya is Chang's best friend. And letting a friend go is never easy, even when it's the right thing to do.
With breathtaking illustrations and STEM facts galore, Chang's daring story is for any young reader, animal lover, and intrepid explorer who's ready for adventure!