Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story From Africa

September 21, 2008|
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story From Africa by Jeanette Winter
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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.


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JEANETTE WINTER has written and illustrated many books for children, including MAMA, The Librarian of Basra, Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book, My Name Is Georgia, and Josefina. She lives in New York City.
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Title:Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story From AfricaFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:32 pages, 10.75 X 8 X 0.37 inShipping dimensions:32 pages, 10.75 X 8 X 0.37 inPublished:September 21, 2008Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152065458

ISBN - 13:9780152065454

Appropriate for ages: 4

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