Richard Sobol is constantly circling the globe looking for stories relating to wildlife, international cultures and conservation of the environment. He is the author of several books exploring whales, elephants, mountain gorillas, african wildlife, environmental conservation, the magic of silkworms, how rice is grown, Angkor Wat, the workings of a building construction site, and life in an African community. Recent literary collaborators have included Leonardo DiCaprio, Frank Gehry, the late Governor Ann Richards and Robert F Kennedy Jr. His photographs appear regularly in publications worldwide including Time, The New York Times, Paris Match, Audubon, and National Geographic.
Richard's newest book Growing Peace is on School Library Journal's 2016 list of top nonfiction picture books, and it was selected as a title for the United Methodist Women 2018 Reading Program. Growing Peace also made the Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year list in the Ages 9 to 12 category, and it was selected for the 2017 Social Justice Literature Award by the International Literacy Association’s Literacy and Social Responsibility Special Interest Group.