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Wangari Maathai : the woman who planted millions of trees

by Prévot, Franck, 1968-

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 9 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Biography j GE56.M33 P7413 2015
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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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* A French import, this inspired new biography of Wangari Maathai has both aesthetic and educational qualities that make it a classroom must-have. Maathai, a Kenyan political activist known for her environmental work, is very much alive in Prévot's present-tense narrative that highlights the personal and political forces that caused Maathai to form the Green Belt Movement. An eventual Nobel Prize winner, she not only planted trees but also defied the sexism that kept girls out of school, raised alarms about colonial farming practices that cut down trees to make room for British coffee plantations, and fought local land developers and a corrupt Kenyan government, ultimately relying on the solidarity of women as activists and workers who strove to make democracy grow like trees. Evocative, lush, and sometimes surprising images illustrate. In exquisite detail, Fronty inscribes the life and texture of trees on every page, leaving readers with no doubt that, as Maathai's mother told her, a tree is worth more than its wood. --Chaudhri, Amina Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Dramatic and dreamlike paintings celebrate Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt movement. As a child in Kenya, Maathai learned the importance of nurturing forests, and after receiving her high-school diploma "at a time when very few African women even learn[ed] to read," she traveled to the U.S. There, she studied the connections between environmental destruction, poverty, and oppression before returning to Kenya: "She asks that people think about the future even if the present is harsh and difficult." Fronty's fluid artwork incorporates organic motifs and African textile patterns to stirring effect, and extensive appended materials offer powerful supplemental information to conclude this standout tribute to Maathai's perseverance and hard-won successes. Ages 6-9. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Maathai, Wangari -- Juvenile literature.
Maathai, Wangari.
Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya) -- Juvenile literature.
Environmentalists -- Kenya -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women -- Biography.
Publisher Watertown, MA :2015
Edition First US edition.
Other Titles Wangari Maathai.
Contributors Fronty, Aurélia, illustrator.
Language English
Description 45 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 45).
ISBN 9781580896269
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