Wangari Maathai: Women Who Planted Millions of Trees
Wangari was born in Kenya when the British still ruled there. Over her lifetime, she exceeded expectations left and right. In a time when women were uneducated and thought inferior to men, she made her voice heard regarding deforestation by enlisting and empowering other women to plant trees. Her indomitable spirit was rewarded with a spot in parliament where she can make lasting change - in addition to her legacy of forest and wildlife. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. Wangari celebrated the award by planting a tree. There is a lot of information in this book. I was riveted! Written by Franck Prevot, illustrated by Aurelia Fronty, sc, 40pp. ~Sara
Wangari Maathai received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her efforts to lead women in a nonviolent struggle to bring peace and democracy to Africa through its reforestation. Her organization planted over thirty million trees in thirty years. This beautiful picture book tells the story of an amazing woman and an inspiring idea.
Introduce children to the fascinating and diverse world in which we live through delightful childrens books. Modeled after the Charlotte Mason philosophy of notebooking, this study focuses on the 4 Rs: reading, reasoning, relating and recording. Skills are age appropriate and gentle to engage and inspire children in the learning process. Geography, cultures, animals, folk tales and fables, music and art, are all covered, as are nature studies, poetry and recipes.
Part 1 covers Asia, Antarctica, Australia, and Africa. Part 2 covers Europe and South America. Biblical History connection included. Additional library, history and biography picture book recommendations are included for families seeking to go deeper. Each guide contains 70 lessons, flexible for one semester or one year. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photographs. Black & white notebooking pages are included and reproducible for individual families. Softcover. ~ Deanne