Founder of the Green Belt movement in Kenya, this amazing tree champion has gone beyond planting trees to create a movement! We are inspired by her tireless work of using trees to increase the health, wealth and justice of her community. But its not just us- she was the first African Women to win the Nobel Peace Prize!
Read more about her and the Green Belt movement here:
The Green Belt Movement
For several inspiring children's books about Wangari's life and work -- all for ages 4 to 8 -- Check out:
"Seeds of Change: Wangari's Gift to the World" (https://www.amightygirl.com/seeds-of-change),
"Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya" (https://www.amightygirl.com/mama-miti),
"Wangari's Trees of Peace" (https://www.amightygirl.com/wangari-s-trees)
"Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees" (https://www.amightygirl.com/wangari-maathai-millions-of-trees)