The themes presented in the Earth Literacy program are concepts that need to be taught at
the beginning of one’s education, not at the end. This is the vision behind Earth Literacy for
Kids. The Neighborwood series will consist of sets of books that will illustrate the various Earth
Literacy Masters program themes, such as the importance of diversity, recycling, and sense of
The animals that reside in the forest of the Neighborwood are the characters that will be
learning the themes along with the reader. The guide through the journey will be the
Neighborwood land ambassador, a girl whom they call Lamb. The first book will be part of a pen
pal series that shows the importance of niches and diversity in communities. This book will have
a country mouse and a city mouse as pen pals learning how they are similar and how they differ.
The rest of the pen pal series will include land turtle and sea turtle pen pals, and mockingbird -
African Gray parrot pen pals.