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Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

by Franck Prévot

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Adding to a growing collection of picture book biographies about the Kenyan activist and winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, this richly colorful and beautifully told biography is a worthy addition to every library. Prevot firmly roots Maathai’s environmental consciousness in her mother’s giving her a garden as well as her brother’s innocent question: “Why doesn’t Wangari go to school?” Against the norm, Wangari’s mother sends her daughter to school, and this opportunity changes first her world and then the larger world. After receiving degrees in the United States and understanding the devastating effects that poverty and corrupt government in Kenya, Maathai returns to found the Green Belt Movement and to fight for Women’s rights. Fronty’s folk art style with deep hues is singularly striking, enhancing and echoing the environmental message. ( )
  pataustin | Feb 10, 2016 |
The illustrations were beautiful but this is not the best Wangari book I read this year.
  kali.joy | Oct 31, 2015 |
Wangari Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her efforts to lead women in a nonviolent struggle to bring peace and democracy to Africa through its reforestation. Her organization planted over thirty million trees in thirty years. This beautiful picture book tells the story of an amazing woman and an inspiring idea. (amazon)
  AmyStepaniuk | Oct 10, 2015 |
One of several recently published picture book biographies about the Nobel Peace Prize-winning founder of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya, and this one stands out for its gorgeous, lush illustrations and a clear, concise narrative notable for linking her activism to feminist and human rights issues during her lifetime. Originally published in France. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
Wangari Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her efforts to lead women in a nonviolent struggle to bring peace and democracy to Africa through its reforestation. Her organization planted over thirty million trees in thirty years. This beautiful picture book tells the story of an amazing woman and an inspiring idea. ( )
  paula-childrenslib | Mar 16, 2015 |
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Wangari Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her efforts to lead women in a nonviolent struggle to bring peace and democracy to Africa through its reforestation. Her organization planted over thirty million trees in thirty years. This beautiful picture book tells the story of an amazing woman and an inspiring idea.

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Wangari Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her efforts to lead women in a nonviolent struggle to bring peace and democracy to Africa through its reforestation. Her organization planted over thirty million trees in thirty years. This beautiful picture book tells the story of an amazing woman and an inspiring idea.… (more)

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