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Trees are living symbols of peace and hope Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace laureateThis simply told story begins with Green Belt Movement founder Wangari Maathais childhood at the foot of Mount Kenya where, as the oldest child in her family, her responsibility was to stay home and help her mother When the chance to go to school presented itself, she seized it with both hands In the s, she was awarded the opportunity to travel to the US to study, where she saw that even in the land of the free, black people were not welcomeReturning home, Wangari was determined to help her people and her country She recognized that deforestation and urbanization was at the root of her countrys troubles Her courage and confidence carried her through adversity to found a movement for peace, reconciliation, and healingAurlia Frontys beautiful illustrations show readers the color and diversity of Wangaris Africathe green trees and the flowering trees full of birds, monkeys, and other animals the roots that dig deep into the earth and the people who work and live on the land Wangari Maathai changed the way the world thinks about nature, ecology, freedom, and democracy, inspiring radical efforts that continue to this day I donated this book to a local elementary school library for several reasons the illustrations are lovely and whimsical the messages conveyed by the author are so valuable for all of us, especially children such as, each of us can make a difference trees deserve our respect and care we need to honor and protect our environment, etc Note I did check with the school librarian before donating the book. Lovely book This is a great and valid book Prompt delivery, and I m enjoying it very much Thank you. Good Love the drawing