Mama Miti

Mama Miti

Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya

Book - 2010
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The story of Wangari Maathai, who in 1977 founded the Green Belt Movement, an African grassroots organization, and in 2004 was the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781416935056
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Nelson, Kadir - Illustrator


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ChristchurchKids Mar 24, 2014

Similar in structure and cadence to a folktale, this introduction to environmental activist Wangari Muta Maathai -- winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize -- gives its audience an inkling of Maathai's importance to her Kenyan homeland. In this much-simplified version of her life story, women from all over Kenya come to ask "the wise Wangari" for advice, and Wangari (who founded Kenya's Green Belt Movement) tells them what sorts of trees to plant to solve each particular problem. "Vibrant collage artwork" (Booklist), created using oil paints and printed fabrics, depicts Kenya's people and landscapes with colorful grandeur. For a look at a very different woman who left an equally green legacy, try The Tree Lady by H. Joseph Hopkins.

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