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Wangari's trees of peace : a true story from Africa  Cover Image Book Book

Wangari's trees of peace : a true story from Africa / Jeanette Winter.

Winter, Jeanette, (author., illustrator.). Harcourt, Inc., (publisher.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780152065454
  • ISBN: 0152065458
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
  • Publisher: Orlando [Fla.] : Harcourt Inc., [2008]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes author's notes
Summary, etc.:
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.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning LG 3.7 0.5.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild premier selection
American Library Association Amelia Bloomer Project, 2009.
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2009.
Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Subject: Maathai, Wangari > Juvenile literature.
Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya) > Juvenile literature.
Tree planters (Persons) > Kenya > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women conservationists > Kenya > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Women politicians > Kenya > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Maathai, Wangari.
Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya)
Tree planters (Persons) > Kenya > Biography.
Women conservationists > Kenya > Biography.
Women politicians > Kenya > Biography.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Biography & Autobiography > Cultural Heritage.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > People & Places > Africa.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Science & Nature > Environmental Conservation & Protection.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Science & Nature > Trees & Forests.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Social Science > Politics & Government.
Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya)
Tree planters (Persons)
Women conservationists.
Women politicians.
Politicians > Biography.
Blacks > Kenya > Biography.
Women > Biography.
Genre: Picture books for children.
Curriculum resource.
Picture books.
Juvenile works.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
East Grand Forks Campbell Library Easy 333.72 WINTER (Text) 140296 E 000-999 Available -

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