Balzer + Bray Nell Plants a Tree
Balzer + Bray Nell Plants a Tree

Nell Plants a Tree

By Anne Wynter


Publication Date: January 31, 2023

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

This stunning, poetic picture book shows how one little girl’s careful tending of a pecan tree creates the living center of a loving, intergenerational Black family.

Before her grandchildren climbed the towering tree, explored its secret nests, raced to its sturdy trunk,   read in its cool shade, or made pies with its pecans . . . Nell buried a seed.

And just as, with Nell’s love and care, her tree grows and thrives—so do generations of her close-knit family.

Inspired by the pecan trees of her own childhood, Anne Wynter’s lyrical picture book, brought to life with gorgeous illustrations by Daniel Miyares, brims with wonder and love.

About the Author

Anne Wynter is the Ezra Jack Keats Honor–winning author of the acclaimed Everybody in the Red Brick Building, illustrated by Oge Mora, as well as the board books One Big Day and Hands On! with pictures by Alea Marley. Originally from Houston, TX, she currently lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, their two children, and a cat. To learn more about Anne or to say hello, visit Miyares is a critically acclaimed picture book author and illustrator. Some of his books include Float, Night Out, That Is My Dream, and Bring Me A Rock! Daniel’s own story currently takes place in Lenexa, KS, with his wife, their two wonderful children, and a dog named Violet.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Publication Date: January 31, 2023

ISBN: 9780062865779

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