Planting The Trees Of Kenya
The Story Of Wangari Maathai
BY CLAIRE NIVOLA
Wangari Maathai, won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize as founder of the Green Belt Movement. She grew up in the highlands of Kenya, where fig trees cloaked the hills, fish filled the streams, and the people tended their bountiful gardens. But over many years, as more and more land was cleared, Kenya was transformed. When she returned home from college in America, she found the village gardens dry, the people malnourished, and the trees gone. She decided to inspire and enable the women of Kenya to replant the trees and restore the gardens and land - The Green Belt Movement, a movement that has now spread across the world.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008 32 PP. Cloth