Environmental activist Wangari Maathai

by Swanson, Jennifer,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92M MAATHAI Swa
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 92M MAATHAI Swa
Northland Public Library Children's Biography J B MAATHAI
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Biography
Call Number  J B MAATHAI

Have you ever tried to come up with ways to solve a problem in your community? Wangari Maathai worked to solve an environmental crisis and help people at the same time.

When Maathai was young, it was unusual for girls in Kenya to go to school, but she was determined to learn more about science and nature. As an adult, she noticed that people were cutting down too many trees. Maathai knew that forest loss was bad for the health of the environment and people. She started the Green Belt Movement, which educated women in rural villages and paid them for every tree they planted. The program helped plant millions of trees and brought money to the villages. For her environmental and human rights work, Maathai became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Connecting with the land
Finding roots in education
Planting for the future
Taking action
Inspiring a generation

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Prepare for ramped-up STEM engagement with the latest installments in the STEM Trailblazer Bios series. In four to five brisk, photo-filled chapters, entries showcase each innovator's early life, education, career, and groundbreaking achievements. In Environmental Activist Wangari Maathai, readers learn of the convention-shattering leader. Born in Kenya in 1940, Maathai valiantly combatted countrywide deforestation through the Green Belt Movement, a grassroots tree-planting initiative. In 2004, Maathai became the first-ever African woman awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. With boldface vocabulary words and boxed quotations throughout as well as appended time lines, source notes, and further resources these nimble bios are just the thing for movers and shakers in the making.--Shemroske, Briana Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series STEM trailblazer bios.
Subjects Maathai, Wangari -- Juvenile literature.
Maathai, Wangar.
Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya) -- Juvenile literature.
Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya)
Tree planters (Persons) -- Kenya -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women conservationists -- Kenya -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Tree planters (Persons) -- Kenya -- Biography.
Women conservationists -- Kenya -- Biography.
Publisher Minneapolis :2018
Language English
Description 32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781512499827
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