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Grade Level
4-5
Genre
Biography & Memoir
Format
Picture Story Book
Content
Earth Science
Economics & Geography

11 March 2009

Wangari’s Trees Of Peace

Written by Jeanette Winter

Wangari Maathai grew up in the rich green land of Kenya. However in the years she studied in the United States, the rich green land she grew up in was on the verge of becoming a desert. Without trees, the land had dried up and was no longer able to support the people who depended on the food grown in the soil. Wangari’s simple plan was to replant some of the native trees that were removed. Over time Wangari convinced other women to plant trees. Word spread and after a few decades the land that once was barren became fertile again. For her initiative and contribution to world peace, Wangari was awarded the Nobel Peace Price in 2004.