an illustration of a black woman with a pink and orange dress and an orange and blue headwrap, holding a small potted plant, surrounded by a border of leaf shapes

Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest

by Rebel Girls Author and Eugenia Mello Author

This illustrated, middle grade level book tells the life story of 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Wangari Maathai. Starting with her girlhood in rural Kenya, the story follows her environmental and political activism as an adult. She founded the Green Belt Movement, which aimed to preserve natural places and replant deforested areas for the well-being of everyday people as well as the good of the planet. Her life was full and it's hard to think of a better role model in today's socially unequal and environmentally troubled world. By the creators of Bedtime Stories for Rebel Girls.