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…

Walking Home

Title: Walking Home Author: Walters, Eric Genre: Fiction / Elementary / Middle Publisher: Doubleday Release Date: 2014 Pages: 290 pp. Source: ISBN 978 0 385 68157 5 Note: “Thirteen-year-old Muchoki and his younger sister, Jata, can hardly believe what has become of their lives. Only weeks ago, they lived in a bustling Kenyan village, going…

Hope Springs

Title: Hope Springs Author: Eric Walters ; Eugenie Fernandes (illus.) Genre: Picture book / Elementary Publisher: Tundra Books Release Date: 2014 Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN 978 1 77049 530 2 A drought has settled in the area around the orphanage where Boniface lives. There are long line-ups at the tiny spring where all the local…

My Name is Blessing

Title: My Name is Blessing Author: Eric Walters and Eugenie Fernandes (illus.) Genre: Picture Book Pages: Unpaged Source: ISBN 978 1 77049301 4 Muthini’s grandmother has to send him to a school because raising both him and her other grandchildren has become too difficult. Based on the life of a real Kenyan boy.   This…

Bundle of Secrets : Savita Returns Home

Title: Bundle of Secrets : Savita Returns Home Author: Mubina Hassanali Kirmani and Tony Siema (illus.) Genre: Fiction, CABA Winner, Elementary, Picture Book Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform Release Date: 2013 Format: Paperback Pages: 28 pp. Source: ISBN 978-1484165843 This book is about a little girl, Savita, who travels back home to Kenya, East Africa…