By Jen Cullerton Johnson
As a tender lady in Kenya, Wangari was once taught to appreciate nature. She grew up loving the land, crops, and animals that surrounded her -from the enormous mugumo bushes her humans, the Kikuyu, respected to the tiny tadpoles that swam within the river. even though so much Kenyan ladies weren't expert, Wangari, curious and hardworking, used to be allowed to visit institution. There, her brain sprouted like a seed. She excelled at technological know-how and went directly to learn within the usa. After returning domestic, Wangari blazed a path throughout Kenya, utilizing her wisdom and compassion to advertise the rights of her countrywomen and to assist shop the land, one tree at a time. Seeds of switch: Planting a route to Peace brings to lifestyles the empowering tale of Wangari Maathai, the 1st African lady, and environmentalist, to win a Nobel Peace Prize. enticing narrative and colourful pictures paint a strong portrait of this inspiring champion of the land and of women's rights.
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