As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees. But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed. So Wangari decides to do something—and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans. . . .
This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman’s passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.
Includes an author’s note.
This book was printed on 100% recycled paper with 50% postconsumer waste.
|Publisher:||Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
|Product dimensions:||7.80(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.10(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
JEANETTE WINTER has written and illustrated many children’s books based on true-life stories, including the highly acclaimed MAMA, The Librarian of Basra, and My Name Is Georgia. She lives in New York City.