Planting the trees of Kenya: the story of Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement, grew up in the highlands of Kenya, where fig trees cloaked the hills, fish filled the streams, and the people tended their bountiful gardens. But over many years, as more and more land was cleared, Kenya was transformed. When Wangari returned home from college in America, she found the village gardens dry, the people malnourished, and the trees gone. How could she alone bring back the trees and restore the gardens and the people?
Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature, says: “Wangari Maathai’s epic story has never been told better—everyone who reads this book will want to plant a tree!”
With glowing watercolor illustrations and lyrical prose, Claire Nivola tells the remarkable story of one woman’s effort to change the fate of her land by teaching many to care for it. An author’s note provides further information about Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement. In keeping with the theme of the story, the book is printed on recycled paper.
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Review: Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari MaathaiUser Review - Robin - Goodreads
An inspirational story of making a difference. When you own the problem, you can do something about it Maathai encouraged the women in her village to do what they could, not wait for the government to ... Read full review
Review: Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari MaathaiUser Review - Samittra - Goodreads
Planting The Trees Of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai is about the amazing impact a woman named Wangari Maathai had in Kenya. She was inspired to bring back the tree's and health of the land in ... Read full review