Wangari’s Trees of Peace, by Jeanette WinterRead about another book on the list.
When Wangari was a little girl in Kenya, she lived surrounded by trees. But when she returned to her home in the countryside after being away at school for several years, she was horrified to see how few remained. And without the trees, life was harder and hotter. So Wangari decided to take action, and start planting. Other women joined her, and the Green Belt Movement has planted more that 30 million trees. This accessible and enjoyable picture book is a great introduction to this inspiring woman, who went from the first nine trees she planted in her backyard to win the Nobel Peace Prize for her environmental activism.