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Wangari's Trees of Peace

Jeanette Winter

Prebound

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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/31/2018)
Hardcover (9/21/2008)

Description

A paperback picture book based on the true story of Wangari Maathai, an environmental and political activist in Kenya and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something--and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans . . .

This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman's passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.

Includes an author's note.

Turtleback Books, 9780606410052, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 31, 2018



About the Author

JEANETTE WINTER has written and illustrated many children's books based on true-life stories, including the highly acclaimed MAMA, The Librarian of Basra, and My Name Is Georgia. She lives in New York City.