Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest
A Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Chapter Book
In 2006, I had the pleasure and privilege of interviewing Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai upon the US release of her memoir, Unbowed. Years later, it was an honor to be able to share her story with younger readers in this historical novel, part of the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series.
The book traces Maathai's journey from schoolgirl in rural Kenya to the founding of the Green Belt Movement, and her tireless, fearless advocacy for human rights and environmentalism.