Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace

Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace By Jen Cullerton Johnson Sonia Lynn Sadler, Seeds of Change Planting a Path to Peace A picture book biography of scientist Wangari Maathai the first African womanand first environmentalistto win a Nobel Peace Prize in for her work planting trees in her native Kenya
  • Title: Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace
  • Author: Jen Cullerton Johnson Sonia Lynn Sadler
  • ISBN: 9781600603679
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Seeds of Change: Planting a Path to Peace By Jen Cullerton Johnson Sonia Lynn Sadler, A picture book biography of scientist Wangari Maathai, the first African womanand first environmentalistto win a Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 , for her work planting trees in her native Kenya.
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    1. Jen Cullerton Johnson Sonia Lynn Sadler

      Jen Cullerton Johnson is the founder of Green Literacy She is the author of Change Lee Low 2012 demonstrates the connection between people and nature Seeds of Change has been recognized for many prizes and awards, including a Starred Review for Kirkus Review, a Notable Children s Books Smithsonian Magazine, Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent in Illustrations EMIERT ALA, Amelia Bloomer Project Feminist Task Force American Library Association ALA , and Green Earth Book Award Honor Newton Marasco She has won several grants and awards for her writing and teaching, including Illinois Artist Fellowship, Rochelle Lee Award, Chicago Foundation for Education and two Oppenheimers She holds a MFA in Creative Writing from the University of New Orleans, a MEd in Curriculum and Development from Loyola University of Chicago She is a practicing teacher at Chicago Public Schools and an adjunct writing professor at Wright College, City Colleges of Chicago jencullertonjohnson

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    1. A while back I read a couple picture books about Wangari Maathai, including Planting the Trees of Kenya The Story of Wangari Maathai and Wangari s Trees of Peace A True Story from Africa, and I loved them both, and I m interested in reading her autobiography and her book about the Green Belt Movement, and any biographies about her, but for now I found this new to me picture book, published in 2010 This is by far my favorite of the books I ve read so far.The illustrations are so special lush, gor [...]

    2. We have already seen two incredible picture books about Wangari, so I was hesitant to pick this one up I should never have hesitated This book adds to Wangari s story by telling the story of her youth growing up in the bounty of Kenya Her mother teaches her about each tree and what it offers Though it was unusual for girls in Kenya to be educated, Wangari s parents saw how bright she was and sent her to school After she graduated from elementary school, Wangari went to the city to continue her e [...]

    3. I won this book through First Reads thanks GoodReads My children and I all loved this book I think the incredibly beautiful, vibrant illustrations reeled us in, but my kids second and third requests for a reading were based on the tale This is a true story of a Kenyan woman who educated herself, worked to save her country and especially its women through preservation of natural resources, and was inevitably thrown in jail She grew stronger through her difficult experiences, though, and became Ke [...]

    4. Love this art Really colorful without being too loud, possibly because of the way all the borders and outlines worked I liked that it focused pretty evenly across her whole life, and nothing was too saccharine.

    5. This is the fourth picture book about Wangari Maathai that I ve read Author Johnson starts with her childhood and describes her education and accomplishments My favorite sentence comes at the end She understood that persistence, patience, and commitment to an idea as small as a seed but as tall as a tree that reaches for the sky must be planted in every child s heart Having read Maathai s book Unbowed, I know that her life was about so much than just planting trees, and Johnson has here touched [...]

    6. This is another fantastic book about the amazing Wangari, affectionately known as Mama Miti The artwork is a treasure to behold and enhances a quality story about a woman who was committed to changing her beloved country Kenya This is a great book not only about nature, the environment and fighting the political and legal systems, but is also an excellent book for girls to learn the importance of a college education to make a difference in their lives and those around them This is also an excell [...]

    7. The beautiful children s book tells the story of Wangari Maathai a Kenyan woman who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her Green Belt Movement She is a modern day version of Johnny Appleseed and inspired by her mother spends her life planting trees, encouraging others to plant and promoting the rights of women and children The illustrator, Sonia Lynn Sadler, is to be commended for her interesting illustrations that all look like wonderful jigsaw puzzles The colors and shapes are exquisite.

    8. This book is for a boy or girl who are in the grade 2 to 4 for them to read This book is based on a true story about a girl named Wangari who wants to go to school and does get to go And grows up to stand up to what she believes in and to never give up, no matter what anyone tries to do or say She brings life and nature back to Kenya just by standing up to what she believes in and This book as great pictures and bright color.Coretta Scott King Book Award Recipients 2012

    9. Audience PrimaryAppeal Bright, colorful illustrations female African American scientist, value of environmental awarenessAward Coretta Scott King list John Steptoe award for new talent, 2011

    10. There are several excellent books available about Wangari Maathai, also known as Mama Miti, and this is another Well told and beautifully illustrated.

    11. Read this book after winning it on FirstReads Wonderful childrens book about Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan environmentalist who won the Nobel Peace Prize Beautiful illustrations throughout the book.

    12. Seeds of change is a fiction book written by Jen Cullerton Johnson and illustrated by Sonia Lynn Sadler The story is about the young girl from Kenya that planted trees to restore the greenery of her country This book is different from Wangari s Trees of Peace, because it dives deeply into the story The colors are much bright and vibrant than the other book as well I believe the cultural connection that this book creates is with the clothing The clothes are very colorful, like the different afr [...]

    13. Text 5 starsIllustrations 5 starsPicture book biography of Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and activist Beautiful painted scratchboard illustrations burst with color, depth, and life Art has a real African feel to it A bit wordy by today s picture book standards, but the text flows well and sustains interest Page layouts are superb and accommodate all that text with prowess Includes a brief author s note and sources.

    14. Plot Summary and Personal Response This story is an auto biography about a woman by the name of Wangari Maathai She is the first African female environmentalist The story started from when she was a little girl playing and living around a tree As a little girl she recognized that trees are very important to life in the world She wanted to go to school so badly to learn about trees, life, and everything else education had to offer Unfortunately, it was very uncommon for girls to go to school Howe [...]

    15. Book Title Seeds of Change Planting a Path to Peace by Jen Cullerton Johnson Short Description of the Book In this book, a young Kenyan girl pushes the limits by striving for an education, something not typically offered to girls in her culture After receiving an education, she used her knowledge and compassion for her land and people to promote the rights of her countrywomen and to help save the land that she loved so dearly FOCUS Narrative Features I would use in a Mini Lesson 1 Sensory Langua [...]

    16. Audience The writing has a balanced combination of simple and complex sentences allowing this to read by intermediate and advanced level children Students of every culture background would benefit from reading a story set in Kenya The main character is a girl who faces challenges and would be inspirational for young girl readers.Appeal The illustrations are beautiful and exotic to the average American student The non fiction base of the book attracts young readers because they can learn about hi [...]

    17. 1 Junior, Biography 2 This biographical text focuses on the life of a Kenyan woman,Wangari Maathai, whom was the first African woman awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her efforts as an environmentalist and women s rights activist Wangari was best known for her Greenbelt Movement, in which she planted and encouraged others to plant trees These trees changed Kenya for the better Kenya s economy was strengthened and their environment cleansed 3 I would like to critique this book on it s acc [...]

    18. Audience Primary Genre Picture Book Biography of Wangari Maathai Text to World In this book, the author tells the story of Wangari Maathai, a woman from Kenya who leaves her Kikuyu village to become a scientist Because she has an affinity to trees and living things, Wangari studies biology and the environment When she returns home to Kenya to become a professor in Nairobi, Wangari is disconcerted when she sees that her country has changed Much of the land has been sold to foreign companies who u [...]

    19. Cullerton Johnson, Jen Seeds of Change Lee Low Books, 2010 40 pg Gr K 4.Plot Summary Deep in the heart of Kenya, young Wangari set off on her journey towards earning an education, leading her to a path of great purpose She was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to obtain an education, unlike many of the other girls in her village As Wangari grew, so did her thirst for knowledge, especially in the subject area of science where everything came to life Her schooling took her many new places, [...]

    20. Format Biographical ReferenceFormat Biographical ReferenceItem Title APA Style Johnson, J 2010 Seeds of change Planting a path to peace New York Lee and Low Books.Call number SB63.M22 J646 2010Reviewed in Wildner, K 2010 Book reviews Review of the book Seeds of change Planting a path to peace, by J Johnson Library Media Connection, 29 3 90 Retrieved June 16, 2012, from Academic Search Premier.Description This biography is about the life of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist, Wa [...]

    21. Seeds of Change presents an interesting view of the Wangari Maathai s childhood, drawing on her autobiographical writing Although it was unusual for girls to receive formal education in rural Kenya, Wangari s parents agreed to send her to school Wangari s determination and hard work continued as she went first to high school in the city, and then to university in the United States to study biology She returned to Kenya to teach and inspire women scientists, but became concerned when she saw the [...]

    22. by Jen Cullerton Johnson illustrated by Sonia Lynn SadlerLee Low Books, New York, 2010ISBN 978 1 60060 367 9Description 40 p col ill 26 cm.Dewey 333.72Subject Narrative nonfiction biography Kenya conservation environment women s rightsInterest Level 3 6 Reading Level 4.8Lexile measure 820Awards Coretta Scott King John Steptoe Award for New Talent in Illustrations4 out of 5 stars Summary from the publisher A picture book biography of scientist Wangari Maathai, the first African woman and first en [...]

    23. An amazing story surrounded by vibrant art A gift for the soul and the eye Wangari grows up in a small village in Kenya where her mother imparts a knowledge and love of tree and her big brother shares the knowledge he is acquiring in school Amazingly Wangari is sent to school and progresses in her studies ending up in the US for college She returns home when Kenya elects a president from her tribe She sees first hand the destruction of her homeland s resources as the forests are cut for timber a [...]

    24. Jen Cullerton Johnson does an excellent job telling the story of Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai Readers feel involved as they watch Maathai s childhood determination lead to her achievement of an American college education, return to Kenya, beginning of an environmental movement, political imprisonment, and eventually being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize The language is clear and detailed Sonia Lynn Sadler s vibrant and whimsical illustrations fill the book with joy and make it a pleasur [...]

    25. This book is about a young woman who changed Kenya by planting trees and taking back her land from people who were trying to destroy it I really liked this book because she did not let anything stop her from accomplishing her goals It would help teach kids to stand up for what they believe in They can create change Plus it is about a real woman, Mama Mahitti.

    26. Amazing true story and equally amazing illustrations This book is a work of art in every way Likely to inspire children and adults to do to help the planet and the people on it

    27. Seeds of Change is a colorful picture book biography about the first environmentalist and African American woman to win a Noble Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai It shows the chronology of her life through beautiful illustrations and text, beginning with the foundations of her appreciation for nature to her experiences leaving home and going to school She broke many barriers, and worked hard to create positive change in her community and in the world as a whole She spread her conviction throughout th [...]

    28. I love this book, and I love this story of Wangari The illustrations are beautiful, and the story is engaging and educational without being preachy.

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