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Wangari's Trees of Peace - Cover
Wangari's Trees of Peace
Jeanette Winter, Harcourt Inc., 2008
Beautifully illustrated, this true story about Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathal shows the importance of planting and caring for trees as well as the power of women who organize to make their world a better place. (This book echos "Aani and the Tree Huggers" which is a similar story from India). Told in simple language appropriate for children as young as four - it includes a page showing Wangari going to jail and her work continuing despite that incarceration. Note: Spanish language version of this book available, see "Wangari y los arbors de la paz"

Ages: Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Non-Stereotypical Females, Rural, African
Special Topics: Activism, Knowing Our History (School Age)
Strands: Care & Love of Nature, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice, Global Awareness