The Chimpanzee Chronicles

Stories of Heartbreak and Hope from Behind the Bars

Non-Fiction - Anthology
384 Pages
Reviewed on 10/15/2020
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Reviewed by Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite

The Chimpanzee Chronicles: Stories of Heartbreak and Hope from Behind the Bars by Debra Rosenman is an emotional collection of stories about captive chimpanzees that are eye-opening, heartbreaking, and soul-stirring. The stories are told from the perspectives of primatologists, primate sanctuary founders and workers, and several other people dedicated to the well-being and care of chimpanzees. You will get to know various chimpanzees by name and their stories which are told with heartfelt writing while also showing how you can help in the fight for chimpanzees. The goal of these stories is to open your eyes as well as your heart, to show you the truth about the treatment of chimpanzees, and to inspire others to embark on their own journeys to make a difference in the lives of chimpanzees.

Part one opens with stories about the various chimpanzees that have been subjected to research, the entertainment industry, the exotic pet, and bushmeat trade, and looks at the sanctuaries working to rescue these amazing animals. Part two explores chimpanzees and sign language while also looking at how we can better communicate with them. Part three looks at zoo life and making the best life possible for captive chimpanzees. Part four looks at how everyone can make a difference with perspectives from a man who shares a bond with chimpanzees through music and a mother and son duo that will show you a way even children can become involved. Each story you'll read is from a different experience with each one detailing the heartbreaking horrors that these chimpanzees have endured, which will effectively open your eyes.

The writing of each story is emotional, genuine, and honest with each one hitting you right in the heart as these stories will bring you to a whole new level of understanding. These stories don't hold back on the details and lay out the whole truth for you to see so as to educate and open your mind as well as your heart. Debra Rosenman also offers hope throughout these stories by showing the change people can make through rescues and providing the best life possible for those in captivity. The Chimpanzee Chronicles is a book everyone should read and share with their family and friends as these firsthand accounts and heartbreaking stories will open your eyes, impact deep on your soul, and possibly put a mission in your heart.