Wangari Maathai

the woman who planted millions of trees
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Environmentalists, Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya), Biog
About the Edition

Wangari Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her efforts to lead women in a nonviolent struggle to bring peace and democracy to Africa through its reforestation. Her organization planted over thirty million trees in thirty years. This beautiful picture book tells the story of an amazing woman and an inspiring idea.

Statementby Franck Prévot ; illustrated by Aurélia Fronty
ContributionsFronty, Aurélia, illustrator
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGE56.M33 P7413 2015
The Physical Object
Pagination45 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27180231M
ISBN 10158089626X
ISBN 139781580896269
LC Control Number2013049030
OCLC/WorldCa866253072

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Wangari Maathai’s most popular book is Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: Tales of Ext. Professor Maathai and the Green Belt Movement have been the subject of a number of children’s books: Flight of the Hummingbird: A Parable for the Environment by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas Wangari Maathai book, ) Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya by Donna Jo Napoli and Kadir Nelson (Simon & Schuster, ).

“Wangari's work, as so beautifully depicted in Planting the Trees of Kenya, will inspire people worldwide.”―Pete Seeger “The Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai changed the world one seed at a time.

Claire A. Nivola's lovely Planting the Trees of Kenya offers Maathai's story to a younger, wider audience. No child, and surely no library, ought to be without Planting the Trees Cited by: In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage.

When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement inshe began a vital poor people’s environmental movement, focused on. “Wangari Maathai’s memoir is direct, honest, and beautifully written—a gripping account of modern Africa’s trials and triumphs, a universal story of courage, persistence, and success against great odds in a noble cause.” —President Bill Clinton “Wangari Maathai is the rare leader who knows how to create independence, not dependence.

Wangari Maathai was a Kenyan political and environmental activist and her country's assistant minister of environment, natural resources and : In Unbowed, Wangari Maathai offers an inspiring message of hope and prosperity through self-sufficiency.

Beginnings I was born the third of six children, and the first girl after two sons, on April 1,in the small village of Ihithe in the central highlands of what was then British Kenya. Wangari Maathai was a scholar, writer, environmental activist, human rights champion, and Nobel Prize laureatte.

In her life and thought, she tenaciously sought to expose the precarious lives of people across a variety of communities: women, rural communities, political prisoners, Kenyans, Africans, and citizens of the global South saddled with the burdens of international debt.

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If it available for your country it will shown as book reader and user fully subscribe will. My introduction to Wangari Maathai was through the children's books by Claire Nivola and Jeanette Winter, which focused on her tree planting efforts. However, once I began reading Unbowed, I realized that she is about so much more than that.

Her life has involved her in politics, human rights, and women's rights, as well as environmentalism/5. Free download or read online Unbowed pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in October 3rdand was written by Wangari Maathai.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Hardcover format. The main characters of this cultural, africa story are. The book has been awarded with Hurston/Wright Legacy 4/5. The story ends with Wangari winning the Nobel Peace Prize.

This book has more emphasis on women’s rights than the other books. The author’s note is quite brief, which is perfectly reasonable since the text is so detailed.

The author’s sources are listed, including two books by Wangari Maathai. *Wangari Maathai's biographical details, including, of course, her creation of Kenya's Green Belt Movement, are explicitly linked to feminist and human rights issues during her lifetime in this picture book.

After an introduction to Wangari Maathai as a woman who "carried out her important work with important people"--and an immediate Reviews: Wangari Muta Maathai was born in Nyeri, Kenya in Inshe won a Kennedy scholarship to study in America and earned a master's degree in biology from the University of Pittsburgh and became the first woman in East Africa to earn a Ph.D.

Returning to Kenya inWangari Maathai was shocked at the degradation of the forests and the farmland caused by deforestation.5/5(1). About Wangari Maathai.

Wangari Muta Maathai was born in Nyeri, Kenya, in She is the founder of the Green Belt Movement, which, through networks of rural women, has planted 40 million trees across Kenya since Inshe was elected to More about Wangari Maathai. French children’s book author Franck Prévot and illustrator Aurélia Fronty tell her remarkable story in Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees (public library) — a lovely addition to the most inspiring picture-book biographies of cultural heroes.

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A Tiny Seed – Wangari Maathai understood that a lot can be achieved for the world by planting a tiny seed and letting it grow. Through her belief and her dreams for her country and people, she became the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize. *Wangari Maathai's biographical details, including, of course, her creation of Kenya's Green Belt Movement, are explicitly linked to feminist and human rights issues during her lifetime in this picture book.

After an introduction to Wangari Maathai as a woman who "carried out her important work with important people"--and an immediate /5(). Wangari Maathai, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and a single mother of three, recounts her extraordinary life as a political activist, feminist, and environmentalist in Kenya.

RIP Kenya's Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai who has died in Nairobi while undergoing cancer treatment. She was Welcome to the Women for Women International Book Club. On Instagram, we asked you to suggest books for us to read this June and then vote. This month, you picked Unbowed: A Memoir by Wangari Maathai.

Founder of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari shares her path from a rural Kenyan childhood during British colonization, to overseas education, to.

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Marlboro Productions. Marlboro, Vermont email. Book reviews. Unbowed Wangari Maathai Review by Ron Wynn. October Kenya's green warrior In many African nations, being a voice of dissent is tricky business in the post- colonial era.

With the damage done by former European rulers still evident, power-hungry figures routinely dismiss concepts like press freedom and open elections as. In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage.

When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement inshe began a vital poor people’s environmental movement, focused on the empowerment of women, that soon spread across Africa.

Persevering through run-ins with the Kenyan government and personal. NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Wangari Maathai, the first African woman recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, died after a long struggle with cancer, the environmental organization she.

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In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage. When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement inshe began a vital poor people’s environmental movement, focused on the empowerment of women, that soon spread across Africa/5(6).

Wangari Maathai's biographical details, including, of course, her creation of Kenya's Green Belt Movement, are explicitly linked to feminist and human rights issues during her lifetime in this picture book. After an introduction to Wangari Maathai as a woman who "carried out her important work with important people"—and an immediate Brand: Charlesbridge.

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Wangari Maathai's biographical details, including, of course, her creation of Kenya's Green Belt Movement, are explicitly linked to feminist and human rights issues during her lifetime in this picture book.A picture book based on the true story of Wangari Maathai, an environmental and political activist in Kenya and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in   Buy a cheap copy of Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted book by Franck Prévot.

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