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The message in this book is one all of us should heed and evidence that one person can make a difference.
Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan activist who became the first woman to will the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the Green Belt Movement, makes an excellent subject.
Kadir Nelson's collages are colorful, interesting, and the perfect way to illustrate this simple, peaceful story.
This book is very well illustrated which is the main reason I purchased it. The images of Wangari Maathai also look most like her in this book compared to all of the others I have... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Abbiek111
I try to vary the types of books in my little one's library and it's not always easy to get him to take interest in other cultures and new ideas. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jen
This book is a marvel, telling the story of Mama Miti's campaign to encourage tree planting in Africa. She is a marvelous woman, and both the text and the art do her justice.Published 20 months ago by PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
This book truly touched me...my only regret is that I did not have it when my kids were growing up! It's just a beautiful book with an inspiring true story of Wangari Maathai, a... Read morePublished on October 22, 2010 by Mona Lisa
There are several things I like about this book. The illustrations, made from fabric and oil paint, are unique and well done. Read morePublished on June 22, 2010 by J. Jacobs
Having had the good fortune to take part in a short term mission trip in Kenya in 1994, my bookshelves have collected many titles about the county and continent. Read morePublished on June 22, 2010 by Gwyneth Calvetti
This book unfolds like an old folktale, though its subject and protagonist are contemporary .Wangari Maathi,Noble winner and eco hero,is shown attempting to enlighten, well, all of... Read morePublished on May 20, 2010 by A. Hogan
The illustration, the writing, and the real like story add up to make this a lovely-can't miss volumne for children and others. Read morePublished on May 20, 2010 by K. Draper
I love the message of this book...Mama Miti is able to help many with the same advice, plant a tree. Read morePublished on May 20, 2010 by M. Buehl