Author Jan Latta, Sleepy the Sloth and children at Concordia school in Shanghai, China. Photo: courtesy of Jan LattaAuthor Jan Latta, Sleepy the Sloth and children at Concordia school in Shanghai, China. Photo: courtesy of Jan Latta
Author Jan Latta, Sleepy the Sloth and children at Concordia school in Shanghai, China. Photo: courtesy of Jan Latta

How coming face to face with a gorilla in the wild changed a career: children’s book author on her endangered animal series

  • Children’s author and wildlife photographer Jan Latta gives hundreds of talks a year to schoolchildren in China and Hong Kong about saving endangered animals
  • The spark for her second career, after decades in advertising and custom publishing, was a visit to Africa to see mountain gorillas, then down to their last 600

Topic |   Books and Literature
Author Jan Latta, Sleepy the Sloth and children at Concordia school in Shanghai, China. Photo: courtesy of Jan LattaAuthor Jan Latta, Sleepy the Sloth and children at Concordia school in Shanghai, China. Photo: courtesy of Jan Latta
Author Jan Latta, Sleepy the Sloth and children at Concordia school in Shanghai, China. Photo: courtesy of Jan Latta
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