Book Cover Image of Planting Peace: The Story of Wangari Maathai by Gwendolyn Hooks

Planting Peace: The Story of Wangari Maathai
by , Illustrated by Margaux Carpentier

    Publication Date: Jun 06, 2021
    List Price: $19.95
    Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    Target Age Group: Picture Book
    ISBN13: 9781623718855
    Imprint: Crocodile Books
    Publisher: Interlink Pub Group Inc
    Parent Company: Interlink Pub Group Inc

    Hardcover Description:

    A bold and brightly colored illustrated biography of Wangari Maathai who founded the Green Belt Movement and was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

    This picture book tells the inspiring story of Wangari Maathai, a 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