Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest
Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest
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Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest

Written by Rebel Girls & illustrated by Eugenia Mello
Book #3 in the Rebel Girls Series
Published by Rebel Girls
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From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a historical novel based on the life of Dr. Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist and environmentalist from Kenya. Wangari lives in the lush, green, land of rural Kenya where the soil is perfect for planting, the trees tower into the sky, and the streams are full of mysterious creatures. All day, she plays beneath her favorite fig tree, and at night she gathers around the fire with her family to listen to her mother’s stories. Then Wangari grows up and goes away to school, and things start changing at home. Farmers chop down the trees. Landslides bury the stream. The soil becomes overworked and dry, and nothing will grow. People go hungry. After all her studies, Dr. Wangari Maathai realizes there is a simple solution to these problems: plant a forest full of trees.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781733329217
    Publication Date
    February 25, 2020
    Page Count
    128
    Audience
    Juvenile Reader
    Reading Age
    7 - 10 years
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    1733329218

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