Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa
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- 22 Aug 2008
- Harcourt Children's Books
- 32 pages - 273 x 203 x 9mm
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 nine seedlings in her own backyard. And as they grow, so do her plans...
JEANETTE WINTER has written and illustrated many children's books based on true-life stories, including the highly acclaimed "MAMA"," ""The Librarian of Basra," and "My Name Is Georgia." She lives in New York City.