Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangara Maathai

Wangari Maathai's native Kenya was a changed land, literally blowing away because its trees and growth had been destroyed. Rather than complain, she started a reforestation effort for which she was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. Handsome illustrations combine with crisp text to tell the story of one person’s impact.

Age Level: 6-9
Publisher: Frances Foster/Farrar 2008
Book Theme: Stories from Africa