Thursday, June 12, 2008

Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai


Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai
by Claire A. Nivola

Farrar, Straus and Giroux
unpaged

2 comments:

Kris said...

What a lovely book! Beautiful illustrations extend the text in a way to bring the work of Wangari Maathai to a level to which children (and adults!) can relate. This is a great example of why I enjoy reading children's non-fiction.

AmberR said...

I really liked all aspects of this book. The illustrations were beautiful, the story was engaging, and it was told in a way that is interesting and unique. I had not heard the story of Wangari Maathai before, and this book was a great first experience with her story. It's a great example to kids of how if you see a problem, it is possible for you to step up and make a difference.