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Mama Miti : Wangari Maathai and the trees of Kenya

Author: Donna Jo Napoli; Kadir Nelson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Primary school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of Wangari Maathai, who in 1977 founded the Green Belt Movement, an African grassroots organization, and in 2004 was the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Wangari Maathai; Wangari Maathai; Wangari Maathai; Wangari Maathai
Material Type: Biography, Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna Jo Napoli; Kadir Nelson
ISBN: 9781416935056 1416935053
OCLC Number: 230730009
Notes: "A Paula Wiseman book."
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2011
Target Audience: 004-008.; Elementary Grade.; 710
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cm.
Responsibility: written by Donna Jo Napoli ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.

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Through artful prose and beautiful illustrations, Napoli and Nelson tell the story of Wangari Maathai, who in 1977 founded the Green Belt Movement, an African grassroots organization, and in 2004 was  Read more...

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"This is the true story of Wangari Muta Maathi, a Kenyan woman who helped to bring trees back to a sadly deforested country. Her grassroots efforts to help her people and the environment at the same Read more...

 
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A good book, and a good lesson

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2010-01-27) Very Good Permalink

A book about the Nobel Prize winning environmentalist Wangari Maathai's Greenbelt Movement. People come to her with problems, and her solution is always the same-plant a tree. Plant as many as you can. Over time these tree's solve many problems, such as food and firewood shortages, shelter and medicinal...
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