Have you ever wondered how mountains were formed? How stars got into the night sky? What the world looks like from the point of view of a coyote? Have you been dreaming about solutions to water pollution? Our After-School Tutoring Students in Echo Park have answers to those questions in our newest publication, Sitting in a Donut Tree. Throughout the Winter, our students learned about challenges to the natural and built environment, creation stories about the earth from indigenous communities, and learned about the biodiversity of the desert ecosystems. In this book, you will find eloquently written creation stories explaining the origin of animals and natural phenomena. Our students also penned detailed and touching stories from the point of view of desert animals. Finally, the third part of our book offers readers some creative solutions to the most pressing environmental problems. Sitting in a Donut Tree is worth reading over and over again.