Planting The Trees Of Kenya: The Story Of Wangari Maathai (frances Foster Books)
- Number of Pages: 32
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder in the Green Belt Movement, grew up inside the highlands of Kenya, where fig trees cloaked the hills, fish filled the streams, and the folks tended their bountiful gardens. When Wangari returned residence from college in America, she found the village gardens dry, the men and females malnourished, and also the trees gone. How could she alone bring back the trees and restore the gardens and the people? But over a lot of years, as much more and far more land was cleared, Kenya was transformed.
With glowing watercolor illustrations and lyrical prose, Claire Nivola tells the remarkable story of 1 woman's work to alter the fate of her land by teaching many to care for it. An author's note provides further data 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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