Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest

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Pub Date 07 Feb 2023 | Archive Date 23 Apr 2023

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Description

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a historical novel based on the life of Dr. Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist and environmentalist from Kenya.

Wangari lives in the lush, green, land of rural Kenya where the soil is perfect for planting, the trees tower into the sky, and the streams are full of mysterious creatures. All day, she plays beneath her favorite fig tree, and at night she gathers around the fire with her family to listen to her mother’s stories.

Then Wangari grows up and goes away to school, and things start changing at home. Farmers chop down the trees. Landslides bury the stream. The soil becomes overworked and dry, and nothing will grow. People go hungry. After all her studies, Dr. Wangari Maathai realizes there is a simple solution to these problems: plant a forest full of trees.

Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest is the story of environmentalist and activist Dr. Wangari Maathai, who became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. It's also a story about the importance of making your voice heard, and using that voice to protect the natural world.

This historical fiction chapter book includes additional text on Dr. Wangari Maathai’s lasting legacy, as well as three educational activities designed to encourage caring for the planet and activism.

About the Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series

Meet extraordinary real-life heroines in the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls chapter book series! Introducing stories based on the lives of extraordinary women in global history, each stunningly designed chapter book features beautiful illustrations from a female artist as well as bonus activities in the backmatter to encourage kids to explore the various fields in which each of these women thrived. The perfect gift to inspire any young reader!

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes a historical novel based on the life of Dr. Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist and environmentalist from Kenya.

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Advance Praise

Praise for the Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series:

"These books are empowering, educational and a great gift for a young reader." - National Parenting Product Awards

"With this powerful, hope-filled story of overcoming one's obstacles, readers will close this book and feel inspired to leave a legacy of their own" - School Library Journal

"An inspiring story for any young girl waiting to make her mark on society." - Kirkus Reviews

"Engaging, informative, and inspiring." - Common Sense Media

Praise for the Rebel Girls Chapter Book Series:

"These books are empowering, educational and a great gift for a young reader." - National Parenting Product Awards

"With this powerful, hope-filled...


Marketing Plan

  • Downloadable, digital activities
  • Educational curriculum tie-in
  • Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter activations
  • Email campaigns to 200k subscribers
  • Support from Rebel Girls' coalition of talent
  • Downloadable, digital activities
  • Educational curriculum tie-in
  • Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter activations
  • Email campaigns to 200k subscribers
  • Support from Rebel Girls' coalition of talent

Available Editions

EDITION Paperback
ISBN 9781953424020
PRICE $6.99 (USD)
PAGES 128

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