Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted a Million Trees (Hardcover)

The Woman Who Planted a Million Trees

By Franck Prevot, Aurelia Fronty (Illustrator)

Charlesbridge Publishing, 9781580896269, 48pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 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.

About the Author

Franck Prevot studied in Lyon then in Paris. He lives in France and divides his time between his family, his pupils, writing, and meetings with his readers. Aurelia Fonty attended the school of the Arts Appliques Duperre, Paris. She specialized in textile creation and design. She briefly worked with Christian LeCroix and freelanced as an illustrator and textile designer. She has worked as an illustrator with many publishers. She lives in France.