Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa

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Title: Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa

 

Author: Jeannette Winter

 

Pages: 32

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!

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