Thursday, February 11, 2010
Mama Miti by Donna Jo Napoli
This story was definitely delightful and inspirational. Not only does it speak about the culture of a Kenyan tribe, it also talks about how a village of people, through the help of one woman was able to preserve their countryside once again.
This story spoke to me because it helps elevate students who are girls realize that they too can accomplish wonderful feats. The woman this book was dedicated to was a remarkable woman named Wangari Muta Maathai. She was the first African-American to win the Nobel Peace Prize peace in 2004. She was also the first woman from Eastern Africa to receive a PhD. With that PhD she was able to do do research that help transform her country.