Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa

Wangari s Trees of Peace A True Story from Africa As a young girl growing up in Kenya Wangari was surrounded by trees But years later when she returns home she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down and she knows that soon all the trees wi

  • Title: Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa
  • Author: Jeanette Winter
  • ISBN: 9780152065454
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed So Wangari decides to do something and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard And as they grow, so do her plans This true storAs a young girl growing up in Kenya, Wangari was surrounded by trees But years later when she returns home, she is shocked to see whole forests being cut down, and she knows that soon all the trees will be destroyed So Wangari decides to do something and starts by planting nine seedlings in her own backyard And as they grow, so do her plans This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman s passion, vision, and determination inspired great change Includes an author s note.This book was printed on 100% recycled paper with 50% postconsumer waste.

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    1. I am going to be fair to this book and not simply compare it to Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai, a book I read very recently for the Picture-Books Club at the Children's Books group. Both books are about the same extraordinary woman and the Greenbelt movement she started in Kenya over three decades ago. I thought the other book (story & illustrations) was better, but this one is very good too, and it has a few pieces of information that weren’t included in the oth [...]

    2. This picture book biography introduces readers to Wangari Maathai who was born and raised in Kenya under an umbrella of green trees full of birds and who received a scholarship to study in America. Upon her return to her homeland, she found stumps where once the trees had grown tall. Fearing her country would become a desert, Wangari enlisted the heklp of village women to help her replant the trees. She even paid the women for keeping the trees alive. Her journey was rough and she was beaten and [...]

    3. I mean, it's fine, I guess, but so basic it really doesn't inspire much deeper discovery or further interest. The text reads like the language of Wise Spiritual Native Man and Magical Negro combined. I will give points for the cover, which is an enlarged version of a picture inside--the tiny seedlings, medium-sized mountains, and giant woman are pretty powerful.

    4. Wangari's Trees of Peace is a story about a girl who grew up around a ton of trees, which she enjoyed seeing. when she was older she move to the U.S, and when returning she notice all of the trees were being cut down to make buildings. Wangari decides to stand up and plant trees to make her homeland better again. this story teaches children to stand up for what you believe in even if other people do not agree. in the story the contrustion workers laughed at the women who planted the tress and th [...]

    5. Wangari's Trees of Peace offers young kids an introduction to the inspiring life's work of Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan woman who won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize for founding and driving the Green Belt Movement in Kenya. Due largely to her determination, vision and courage, thirty years later over 30 million new trees reforest Kenya. What young children will learn from this appealing picture book is the story of how she led the women of Kenya to re-plant the hillsides of their country one tree at [...]

    6. I read this following Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai and while perhaps "Wangari's Trees" might be appealing to a younger picture book audience than "Planting the Trees" I much prefer the latter. In this ("Wangari's Trees"), we do still have the same inspiring story and the author's note at the back is excellent. But, I was not as captivated by the storytelling (and the use of present-tense kind of annoyed me, for some reason) and the illustrations were not my cup of te [...]

    7. I know so little of the important and beautiful people who have helped our world, and continue to help our world. In this case, I had to learn about Wangari Maathai from a children's picture book, but it was quite a lovely one. Highly recommend.

    8. Wangari's Trees of Peace is a non fiction book written by Jeanette Winter. The language of the text is very simple. It is a story about a young girl that lived in a very forested Kenya. She had to move away to America and upon her arrival, all the trees in her town were gone. She began to plant trees again and began a movement for other woman to do the same. The men of the town had her imprisoned but when she got out, kenya had returned to being a beautiful forested land. The colors used in this [...]

    9. Winter, Jeanette Wangari's Trees of Peace: a true story from Africa. Harcourt, 2008. PICTURE BOOK. By the time that Wangari returns from her college education in America, most of the trees of Kenya had been cut down to make room for modernization. Now she saw that the women of the villages suffered in poverty, due in part to the loss of those trees. Starting with her own back yard and her own village, Wangri plants one sapling at a time and encourages others to join. After thirty years, thirty m [...]

    10. Love this book! Simply written but with a message that one person can change things for the better, even if it just starts locally.

    11. Literature Requirement Nonfiction #1: biographical (picture book)Wangari is a little girl growing up in Kenya who adores her culture and the luscious tress that support life in her homeland. She wins a scholarship to receive an education so she leaves her homeland to gain all the knowledge she can. Years later when she returns home she sees hardly tress and whole forests have been cut down and nothing had been replanted it its place. She is so heartbroken to see such destruction of her homeland [...]

    12. Mom: Okay, so I honestly didn't know these were practically the same story (Seeds of Change) just told differently when I first reserved these books for the month, I try not to do TOO much review reading before hand so that I don't make judgements and so I can give my reviews without outside influence, but any way it worked out great. It was a great way to teach my girls compare and contrast.Girls: They love the story of Wangari. (again I read this book almost ever night for a week). This book d [...]

    13. Beautiful true story of a Kenyan woman who had passion, vision and determination to cause change. Wonderful story to read to children, enlightening them on how it only takes one person to bring about the process of change while enlisting others to help accomplish that goal. Wangari not only brought trees back to her village area, but helped the women by paying them to help her reach her goal. It is full of very colorful and animated illustrations that keep the readers attention.

    14. This book is about a woman who sees change that she does not like and takes a stand to save the women of her town.

    15. Perfect book for early elementary explaining the life of this Nobel Peace Prize winner and changer of the world.

    16. This biographical text details the story of Wangari Maathai as a young girl who leaves Kenya on scholarship to study in America. While away, her homeland is changing due to the rise in industrialization. Her once beautiful home is now barren as the lush green landscape has been cut down. She is heartbroken and decides to plant 9 seedlings. As the seeds grow so does an idea to plant more and get other women involved. This idea becomes the Green Belt Movement and leads to Wangari becoming a Nobel [...]

    17. Wangari's Trees of Peace tells the true story of a woman named Wangari Maathai. I think this is wonderful book for young girls to read because Wangari is a great example of how women too can change the world. She was the first woman from East Africa to earn a Ph.D. This book is also very informational and introduces children to the topic of deforestation and how it affects our environment. Wangari's Trees of Peace teaches children about how it is important to stand up for what you believe in, ev [...]

    18. Winter, J. (2008) Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa. San Diego, California. Harcourt Children's Books.This is another true story of a person named Wangari Maathai from Africa who returned home to find that there were no trees left, so she planted seedlings and eventually got everyone to plant trees, which ended up making life a lot better. This book shows why trees are important and how they make life so much easier!

    19. This book not only talks about African culture but it shows the result of perseverance and standing up for what you believe. I loves the end result where even when she was put into jail she still stood strong. One could read this if talking about the environment, perseverance, or African culture. Very cool book Grade Level: 3-4Genre: Biography

    20. This book follows the true story of a young girl in Kenya wanting to make a difference in her surrounding dying environment. This book has a super interesting art style as well an engaging story surrounding the story of overcoming difficult situations. I liked this book because it was a true story and I liked the art work.

    21. Even though this book came out ten years ago, I've been noticing a trend in more children's books about real life women who we never learn about. I hope that as time goes on, more and more of these incredible women will be taught to the younger generations.

    22. A good introduction to an amazing personThis book caused me to value the green spaces and wish for more. And her resolute bravery even in the face of physical abuse makes her a hero. The book inspired me to look up Wangari Matthai. She accomplished so much in her life!

    23. My six year old really enjoyed this story. She loved the colorful artwork and found this true tale fascinating. An inspiring read both parent and child can enjoy.

    24. This book is good because it introduces children to a woman who worked for a noble cause, which is protecting mother earth. Simultaneously she empowered women in her country.

    25. 1. This book has been awarded with many honors including: the 2008 School Library Journal Best Books, the National Children's Book & Literacy Alliance, and the NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People in 2009. 2. I think this book is appropriate for grades first, second, and up.3. This book is about Wangari, a woman from Africa, who truly appreciates the trees and nature in her village. Wangari leaves Africa for school, but when she returns all of the beauty she loved, is gon [...]

    26. Inspiring Children With of an Important but Little-Known FigureAs a young girl in Kenya, Wangari Maathai appreciated the beauty of "the umbrella of trees" surrounding her village. She was also grateful for the bounty these trees and the Earth offered in food and wild animals, for food and shelter, as well as the aesthetic pleasure each afforded. Growing up, she traveled to the United States to attend university. When she returned to her native home lands, she was despirited to find the extent to [...]

    27. Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa, written and illustrated by award-winning children’s book author Jeanette Winter, is a biography that presents the remarkable (and perhaps little-known) story of Noble Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. As the book explains, Wangari was raised in a village in Kenya. After attending college in the United States, Wangari returned to Kenya to find her village and country devastated by deforestation. Wangari responds by planting trees, at first [...]

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