Luna: The Graphic Novel
As a part of our Ancient Forests Unit,
we're currently working on Luna, our first graphic novel.
This historical and biographical graphic novel tells the story of Luna, a thousand year old redwood tree, and Julia Butterfly Hill, the young, courageous woman who saved her from being cut down.
We begin the graphic story 1000 years ago through the perspective and voice of Luna, the redwood tree herself, who brings the reader through her story:
the ancient forest ecosystem
her ancestral past
indigenous people and key aspects of indigenous world views
the Gold Rush that changed the landscape forever
the beginning of the movement to save what was left of the ancient forest.
Luna's narrative eventually leads us to Julia’s action-packed journey through her 738 day tree sit, which raised international awareness for sustainable forest management techniques and the importance of establishing safeguards to protect old-growth trees and ancient forests.