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This book should be required reading.
At the same time, her story is a stirring example of how one person's strength and perseverance can make a difference to a people and the world.
I really could hear Wangari speak as I read this book...with her interesting expressions and ways of seeing and saying things.
Not only does this book tell the story of an environmental and grassroots leader, it teaches us how determination can, eventually, create change If we have enough patience and... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Janis O
Inspiring story of how one person can make a difference. Also informative about Kenya before and after independence.Published 27 days ago by J. A. Campbell
I have made three trips to kenya and found this very informative to learn even more. I live in Atchison where Wangari went to school and I am friends with one of her college... Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Bishop
I had to read this book for class, but enjoyed every page. Wangari has an inspiring story that should be heard by everyone. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Samantha L.
Everything Wangari Maathai writes is gold. This is a wonderful account of her life and her struggles. This book was simply amazing.Published 7 months ago by Catters
Having spent quite a bit of time in Kenya in the past 6 years both in Nairobi and on the coast, I was anxious to read this memoir. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Venus
The late Wangari Maathai started a movement in Kenya to plant millions of trees. But she was not merely an environmentalist who loved trees. Read morePublished 7 months ago by StanEvolve