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Comments for Seeds of Change

Seeds of Change: 01/28/14

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Seeds of Change by Jen Cullerton Johnson, adapted from the transcript of Wangari Maathai's 2004 Nobel lecture outlines the life and career of the Green Belt Movement's founder. It earned the John Steptoe new talent award in 2011.

The book begins with Maathai's childhood and goes through her education, a rare thing for girls living in rural Kenya. Having found a love of science and specifically botany, she earns a scholarship to attend college in Kansas. When she hears of the changes at home that are stropping the Kenyan forests bare, she returns to begin a grassroots movement to re-green Kenya.

Sonia Lynn Sadler's colorful illustrations while similar to the Dillons' work on Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, her style draws inspiration from quilting and that is reiterated in the way she renders textiles throughout the book.

I read this book for the materials for children ages 5 to 8 class I took in spring 2011.

Four stars

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Comment #1: Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 19:09:48

Jen Cullerton Johnson

Hello: A friend of mine alerted me to your review. I know I am a little late but thank you for reviewing Seeds of Change. What class did you take where you read it?

I enjoy your site and will pass it on.

Best,
Jen



Comment #2: Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 16:52:30

Pussreboots

Thank you for visiting my blog! I read Seeds of Change as part of a materials for children grades K-3 course. I was working on my MLIS at the time.