Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees

Title: Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees Author: Franck Prévot ; Aurélia Fronty (illus,) Genre: Picture book, Biography, Elementary Publisher: Charlesbridge Release Date: 2015 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN 9781580896269 A picture book biography of Kenyan environmentalist and political activist Wangari Maathai.   Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees by…

Death of an Idealist: In Search of Neil Aggett

Title: Death of an Idealist: In Search of Neil Aggett Author: Naidoo, Beverely Genre: Biography / Adult Publisher: London: Green Print / Merlin Press Release Date: 2014 Pages: 492 pp. Source: ISBN: 978-1854251091 (pb) Beverley Naidoo is best known for her books for children and young adults and is a recipient of the distinguished Carnegie…

The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta

Title: The Amazing Travels of Ibn Battuta Author: Fatima Sharafeddine and Intelaq Mohanned Ali (Illus.) Genre: Picture Book, Biography Release Date: 2014 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN-13: 978-1-55498-480-0 “In 1325, when Ibn Battuta was just 21, he bid farewell to his parents in Tangier, Morocco, and embarked on a pilgrimage to Mecca. It was 30 years…

The Compassionate Warrior : Abd El – Kader of Algeria

Title: The Compassionate Warrior Author: Marston, Elsa Genre: Biography, Non Fiction. Middle and High School Publisher: Wisdom Tales Release Date: 2013 Format: Paperback ISBN 978-1-937786-10-6 Pages: 162 pp. “Kindness and generosity towards one’s enemies is not common in today’s world. For “the compassionate warrior,” Abd el-Kader (1808-1883), they were among his most recognizable traits. A…