Wangari's Trees of Peace is a great look at the people of Africa and their land. Wangari is a woman that grew up in Kenya, comes to the U.S. to study, and when she goes back to her dear land, she sees there are no trees and no birds - buildings have been built instead. So it becomes her mission to replace those trees - she begins in her own backyard and gradually encourages others to do the same. It really is a great story - one that our kids need to read - we get so wrapped up in our culture sometimes that we forget that the rest of the world has a story too. Wangari's story will inspire you - she was the Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2004 - and I love her words, "Right is right, eevn if you're alone."I enjoy Jeannette Winter's books and this one is no exception.
Her illustrations only enhance this wonderful story - they are rich in culture as well - marvelous!!