Author: Jeannette Winter
Summary(from publisher): The true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Wangari is Kenyan who inspires other Kenyan women to plant trees. She is a shining example of how one woman’s passion, vision, and determination can inspire great change.
Accompanying Discussion: Use this book to talk about Earth Day topics: conservation, recycling, responsible energy usage, etc.)Discuss how trees help us. Talk about how one person can make a difference, and ask for examples (Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, etc.)
Accompanying Activities: Have the students color leaves and add to a collective tree trunk on a bulletin board. Try one of these seed activities!