The Story of Wangari Maathai
By Gwendolyn Hooks • Illustrated by Margaux Carpentier$ 19.95
About this book
Explores political and environment issues in an inspirational way
This picture book tells the inspiring story of Wangari Maathai, women's rights activist and one of the first environmental warriors.
Wangari began the Green Belt Movement in Kenya in the 1960s, which focused on planting trees, environmental conservation, and women's rights. She inspired thousands across Africa to plant 30 million trees in 30 years and was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
- Explores environmental and political issues in an inspirational way
- Vibrant illustrations from print-maker Margaux Carpentier, one of the featured artists in Taschen's The Illustrator: 100 Best from Around the World
- Narrative non-fiction text by Gwendolyn Hooks, winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Children