Books Rachel Bowman Loves
Rachel told us that reading was something she loved growing up and that she still loves as an adult. She also told us about a book she loved as a girl, and wishes she still had today:
"[My dad] sent me a children's picture book from the Bahamas, and I would give anything in the world to still have this book. The pictures in it were watercolors, and they were of this island in the Bahamas, and they were pictures of mangrove trees. A mangrove tree is a tree that grows out on the water, and we have them down here in the Keys, but their roots are exposed. It's the strangest-looking thing if you're a 5 or 6-year-old living in North Carolina. I remember going to school, and I remember telling my teacher that my dad lived somewhere where tree roots weren't in the ground, and she just called me a big fat liar."
Check out our interview with Rachel!