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Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai (Frances Foster Books)

This book is about Wangari Maathai
"Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai" is a vividly illustrated and poetically narrated children's book that introduces young readers to the pioneering environmentalist Wangari Maathai, whose legacy blossoms in the Green Belt Movement. Maathai, who was honored with the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, witnessed the degradation of her native Kenyan landscapes following her return from college in America. Determined to revive the dying land, Maathai embarked on a monumental challenge to reforest Kenya, teaching communities the importance of conservation and sustainable practices. Published on April 1, 2008, and thoughtfully printed on recycled paper, this book not only tells the story of Maathai's resilient fight against environmental devastation but also encourages elementary school children to appreciate and engage in environmental justice. Through its enchanting watercolor illustrations and lyrical prose, the book serves as a profound reminder of the power one person has to initiate change and inspire collective action in preserving nature's gifts.
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on April 1, 2008
32 pages
ISBN: 9780374399184
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Environmental Justice , highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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