Wangari Maathai: Mother of Trees

Close Read Passage, 424 words, Biography (nonfiction), Sequence, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 880L

Wangari Maathai was a scientist who started a movement to helped save Kenyan forests, land, animals, and even people. By the time she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, village women had planted 30 million trees in her country.

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