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Author Hooks, Gwendolyn.

Title Planting peace : the story of Wangari Maathai / Gwendolyn Hooks ; [illustrated by] Margaux Carpentier.

Publication Info. Northampton, MA : Crocodile Books, USA, an imprint of Interlink Publishing Group, Inc., 2021.
©2021
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 Nichols Juvenile Biography-NEW  J BIO MAA    AVAILABLE
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Description 64 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience "Ages 7+" --back cover.
Summary "EXPLORES POLITICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Maathai, Wangari -- Juvenile literature.
Tree planters (Persons) -- Kenya -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya) -- Juvenile literature.
Women environmentalists -- Kenya -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women conservationists -- Kenya -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women politicians -- Kenya -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women's rights -- Kenya -- Juvenile literature.
Nobel Prize winners -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women Nobel Prize winners -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Tree planters (Persons) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women environmentalists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women conservationists -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women politicians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women's rights -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Biographies.
Added Author Carpentier, Margaux.
ISBN 9781623718855 (hardback)
1623718856
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