Written by Franck Prevot
Illustrated by Aurélia Fronty
Born in a little African village across from the volcano Mount Kenya, Wangari Maathai developed her love and appreciation for trees and the forests. Remembering the words of her mother (a tree is worth more than its wood), Wangari eventually created the Green Belt Movement and planted millions of trees in Kenya. Recognized for her work in planting countless seeds of hope, Wangari was the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. Read more >>
Originally posted on February 17, 2021.