Planting Peace: The Story of Wangari Maathai

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Planting Peace: The Story of Wangari Maathai

By  Gwendolyn Hooks , Illustrated By  Margaux Carpentier
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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, 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.

Gwendolyn Hooks, winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Children, was born in Savannah, Georgia. She taught seventh-grade math until one day she realized she wanted to write for children. Now, she is the author of 20 books for children. She writes both fiction and nonfiction to encourage children to explore their world.

Margaux Carpentier a London-based painter and illustrator. She is one of the featured artists in Taschen’s The Illustrator: 100 Best from Around the World. She works on all kind of projects, ranging from illustrated books to large scale painting and murals, and sometimes even sculptures. She is the illustrator of Darwin’s Tree of Life (Interlink/Crocodile 2019).

ISBN: 9781623717605

ISBN-10: 9781623717605

Publisher: Crocodile Books

Publication Date: 02/07/2023 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/07/2023 - 12:00am

Pages: 64

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Nonfiction / Recycling & Green Living

Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional

Juvenile Nonfiction / Girls & Women