Wangari Maathai

Week of October 3, 2011

Wangari Maathai

In the News: Kenyan environmentalist, feminist, Nobel Laureate, and political activist Wangari Maathai died on September 25, 2011. She founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977. During this time, trees were planted throughout Kenya to stop soil erosion and to provide firewood for fuel and jobs for women. Educated in the United States and Africa, Dr. Maathai also served as a veterinary anatomy faculty member in the 1970s at the University of Nairobi.

The Challenge for Africa
By Wangari Maathai. Pantheon Books, 2009
Call Number: JQ1875 .M33 2009

Champions for Peace: Women Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize
By Judith Hicks Stiehm. Rowman & Littlefield, 2006
Call Number: JZ5540 .S74 2006

Eco-Heroes: Twelve Tales of Environmental Victory
By Aubrey Wallace. Mercury House, 1993
Call Number: HC79 .E5 W27 1993 (At Jupiter)

Gendering Global Tranformations: Gender, Culture, Race, and Identity
Edited by Chima J. Korieh and Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika. Routledge, 2009
Call Number: HQ1085 .G46722 2009

The Green Belt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the Experience
By Wangari Maathai. Lantern Books, 2003
Call Number: SB435.6 .K4 M33 2003

Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai
By Claire A. Nivola. Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008
Call Number: SB63 .M22 N58 2008 (Boca Raton Children’s Literature Collection)

The Politics of Motherhood: Activist Voices from Left to Right
Edited by Alexis Jetter et al. University Press of New England, 1997
Call Number: HQ1236 .P64 1997 (Also available online via EBSCOhost)

A Rising Public Voice: Women in Politics Worldwide
Edited by Alida Brill. Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 1995
Call Number: HQ1236 .R57 1995

Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace
By Jen Cullerton Johnson. Lee & Low Books, 2010
Call Number: SB63 .M22 J646 2010 (At Jupiter – Children’s Literature)

Speaking of Earth: Environmental Speeches That Moved the World
Edited by Alon Tal. Rutgers University Press, 2006
Call Number: GE35 .S64 2006

Stolen Childhoods (DVD)
Directed by Len Morris. Galen Films, 2003
Call Number: HD6231 .S86 2003 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai (DVD)
Directed by Lisa Merton and Alan Dater. New Day Films, 2008
Call Number: SB63 .M22 T34 2008 (Boca Raton Media Center)

Unbowed: A Memoir
By Wangari Muta Maathai. Alfred A. Knopf, 2006
Call Number: SB63 .M22 A3 2006

Wangari’s Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa
By Jeannette Winter. Harcourt, 2008
Call Number: SB63 .M22 W56 2008 (Boca Raton Children’s Literature Collection)

Women Nobel Peace Prize Winners
By Anita Price Davis and Marla J. Selvidge. McFarland & Co., 2006
Call Number: JZ5540 .D38 2006

Women Pioneers for the Environment
By Mary Joy Breton, 1998
Call Number: GE55 .B74 1998

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