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Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai
Nivola, Claire A.; Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008. $16.95, ISBN 9780374399184 / 0374399182.

Note: Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement, grew up in the highlands of Kenya, where fig trees cloaked the hills, fish filled the streams, and the people tended their bountiful gardens. But over many years, as more and more land was cleared, Kenya was transformed. When Wangari returned home from college in America, she found the village gardens dry, the people malnourished, and the trees gone. How could she alone bring back the trees and restore the gardens and the people? (CABA Honor)

Rating: HR Grade: P / E Type: Book

Reviewed by: CABA Committee

Subject: Wangari Maathai / Kenya / East Africa / Green Belt Movement / CABA honor