Sunday, October 2, 2011
In 2008, Jeanette Winter wrote Wangari's Trees of Peace, a picture book about Wangari's signature work. Earlier that year, Claire Nivoli wrote Planting the Trees of Kenya. Both books target preschoolers and their parents.
Seeds of Change : Wangari's Gift to the World , a book that gives a more comprehensive look at Maathai's life.
As the leaves change in my hometown, a place lush with greenery, I will remember a woman who worked to better the lives of her neighbors - all her neighbors - throughout the world.