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

Author: Jeanette Winter
Publisher: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2018] ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Preschool : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on the true story of Wangari Maathai, an environmental and political activist in Kenya, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Creative nonfiction
Picture books
Biographies
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Preschool
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanette Winter
ISBN: 9781328869210 1328869210 9780152065454 0152065458
OCLC Number: 1079760849
Notes: Originally published: New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008.
Awards: Winner of Nautilus Award (Children's Nonfiction) 2009
Commended for Cybils (Nonfiction Picture Book) 2008
Short-listed for Virginia Readers Choice Award (Primary) 2011
Short-listed for South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award (Picture Book) 2010
Short-listed for Red Clover Award 2010
Short-listed for Grand Canyon Reader Award (Nonfiction) 2011
Short-listed for Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award 2010
Target Audience: Preschool.
Description: 30 unnumbered pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.
Responsibility: Jeanette Winter.

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