Christy Head's Reviews > Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya

Mama Miti by Donna Jo Napoli
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Jan 12, 12

Read in January, 2012

Mama Miti is a fast read which intermingles folk and tribal atmosphere with values which can relate to many such as self-reliance and strength. The illustrations look as though they were scrapbook together which gives it a unique feel. The language is rich but purposeful and the moral of the story resounds for children and adults alike. Though the plot falls a bit flat with the same advice being given time and again children also learn countless uses for various trees and impresses the importance of nature.
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