Thursday, October 20, 2011

Remembering a Nobel Prize Winner

Though it has been almost a month since her passing, it is still appropriate to remember the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Wangari Maathai.

Dr. Maathai was a professor of veterinary anatomy, an environmental activist, and a human rights activist. In 2004, she was awarded the Nobel Peace prize for her efforts to improve the lives of women and the land by planting trees in her native Kenya.

The Sullivan University Library has three books which hightlight Dr. Maathai's life and her work, and any student is welcome to borrow these titles from the library.

Mama Miti: Wangari Maathai and the Trees of Kenya; JF N (Lexington campus)

Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai; JF N (Lexington campus)

Unbowed: A Memoir; 333.72 M111u (Louisville campus)

To learn even more about Dr. Maathai, visit the Nobel Prize website, which has a biography of Dr. Maathai.

Here are two obituaries for Dr. Maathai that contain photographs and further information about her extraordinary life.

New York Times obituary

The Guardian obituary

Please let us know if you have any questions about how Dr. Maathai or how to locate the featured library books. One of the librarians will be glad to help you.

Source: N.A. (2011, October 20). Wangari Maathai-Biography. Retrieved from

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