Wangari's Trees of Peace A True Story from Africa
Written by Jeanette Winter
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Wangari's Trees of Peace A True Story from Africa by Jeanette WinterAs 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...
School Library Journal, starred review The compact story does offer a way into one of our less-limned Nobel Prize winners, and with adults to fill the gaps in, this could be an appealing introcduction.
The ethics and outcome of the tale are not forced on the reader. Rather, it is told very gently like any good story and is brightly illustrated. The Georgia Straight
Jeanette Winter's singular illustrative style is recognizable by the organic patterns and lively pastel hues . . . Scenes of crouching women planting tiny saplings . . . and, later, images of lush, bird-filled forests . . . celebrate [Maathai's] powerful vision.
Smithsonian Magazine, Best Books of the Year 2008
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