Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants A Forest

This book is just one of many in this powerful series. Geared toward the 8-12 year old, other titles include:

You can get details on these and all the Rebel Girls collection right here.

These are all women you maybe have never heard of but they each had a huge impact in their chosen field.

For Dr. Wangari Maathai it was the environment of Kenya that she was so passionate about. She loved the trees and the streams full of mysterious creatures. But after going to school in Kansas she came home to a different place where farmers had chopped down trees and as a result the environment took a beating, The simple solution was to plant a forest by teaching the women of Kenya how to plant trees.

Dr. Wangari Maathai would go on to be the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize in 2004. Her voice was heard around the world and made a big difference. Sadly she passed away 7 years later but her efforts are still visible today.

The final pages of the book include a look at Dr. Wangari Maathai’s lasting legacy, as well as educational activities designed to encourage caring for the planet and believing in the power of one.

An inspiring read for all!


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1 Response to Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants A Forest

  1. What a great series. Love the title Rebel Girls — and you are right it will appeal to girls 8-12. Have read many PBs on Dr. Wangari Maathai, but not a MG. Such an amazing woman who contributed so much to conservation and the environment. Great choice!

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