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Author: Prevot, Franck
Illustrator: Fronty, Aurelia
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Year Published: 2015
ISBN: 9781580896269
Grades: Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

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“Who is this woman who confronts them [Kenya’s governing males] with a confident voice in a country where women are supposed to listen and lower their eyes in men’s presence?”
This biographical story highlights the life and times of Kenyan born Wangari, creator of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement. The author is clear and concise as she tells us how Wangari challenged the old views of women, encouraging them as she confidently worked to promote equality and champion human rights. Prevot’s artful writing paints a picture of a truly gifted individual who is determined to protect the environment. While focused on Wangari’s tree planting, this book offers key information about the political corruption and changes in Kenya, as well as the struggles of Black people during the 1960’s in the United States where she attended college as a young adult.
Wangari Maathai is the 2004 winner of the Noble Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy, and peace. She is the first African woman to receive this distinction.

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