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 Planting the trees of Kenya : the story of Wangari Maathai
 Author: Nivola, Claire A.


 Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux
 Pub Year: 2008

 Dewey: 333.7209
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 23 x 27 cm.

 BTSB No: 677336 ISBN: 9780374399184
 Ages: 5-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Maathai, Wangari
 Tree planting -- Kenya
 Conservation of natural resources
 Women -- Biography

Price: $6.50

Summary:
The story of Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 5.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 121421
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 3-5
   Reading Level: 7.40
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 43831

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Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (04/01/08)
   School Library Journal (+) (00/04/08)
   Booklist (+) (02/15/08)
 The Hornbook (00/05/08)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 04/01/2008 Gr 2-4-Wangari Maathai, founder of the Green Belt Movement, was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This simple story focuses on her conservation efforts, with little mention of her personal life and political struggles. Maathai studied biology in the United States in the early 1960s. When she returned to the newly independent Kenya five years later, she noticed that her country's natural resources were disappearing rapidly and that the people were growing poorer. She devised a strategy to reverse the desertification of Kenya by teaching women how to collect tree seeds and plant and nurture them. Since 1977, 30 million trees have been planted and her conservation lessons have moved across Africa and the world. The delicately detailed illustrations suit the equally low-key writing style. They effectively show the natural beauty of the landscape and convey the scope of the problems associated with deforestation. The artist is equally adept at portraying Wangari as she moves about the countryside and spreads her message among the people. This tale of civic responsibility, personal initiative, and conservation of natural resources is a timely one although it raises as many questions as it answers. An author's note provides a bit more background on Maathai's efforts. Add this to collections in need of easy materials on Kenya, conservation, or women leaders.-Carol S. Surges, McKinley Elementary School, Wauwatosa, WI Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information. - Copyright 2008 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 02/15/2008 *Starred Review* Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her environmental and human rights achievements. Founder of the Green Belt Movement, she has encouraged people to repair their economy, land, and health with simple, environmentally friendly acts, such as planting more trees. This beautiful picture-book biography echoes the potent simplicity of Maathai’s message with direct, spare prose and bright, delicate watercolors. Tracking forward from Maathai’s childhood in the rich landscape of Kenya’s highlands, the words and pictures clearly show how the activist’s deep connection with nature as a youth inspired her to develop sustainable practices as an adult. Nivola writes about potentially complex, abstract relationships, such as those between ecological preservation and human health, with clear language that shows connections that children will easily grasp. The story of how each human and tree can make a difference will inspire young people, who will want to linger over the wide, double-page landscapes picturing people restoring stripped land to green, thriving communities and forests. An author’s note offers more about Maathai’s inspiring story. Point teachers and parents seeking more information to Maathai’s autobiography, Unbowed (2006), which was named a Booklist Adult Editor’s Choice. - Copyright 2008 Booklist.

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