Planting the Trees of Kenya

By Claire A. Nivola
Picture Books

This inspiring book is based on the wonderful life of Wangari Maathai. She grew up in the beautiful, thriving country of Kenya, but after spending five years in America she came back to find the streams dried up, the people malnourished, and the trees completely gone. This book tells the very enlightening and fun story of how Wangari chose to make a difference.

(Reviewed by Kate Phillips)

Region Kenya, Africa
Period 1940s-present day
Genre Biography, Nonfiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 3 Literary Value
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