Dr. Wangari Maathai aimed at middle grade readers. Due out 25 Feb 2020 from Rebel Girls, it's 128 pages and will be available in hardcover and audio formats.
This is a biography which is factually based but also has allowed some
(unspecified) changes for narrative flow. I liked learning about her early life and struggles to pursue an education in colonial Africa as a girl from a rural and economically challenged area. She worked for her progresses
and when she had failures and setbacks, she picked herself up and tried
again. Strength and conviction are a recurring theme in her life and I
respect her determination.
Stories with strong and believable female role models are important and
welcome for boys and girls. This is a well told biography of a subject
who might be unfamiliar to many readers. The art by Eugenia Mello is colorful and engaging and illustrates the story well.
Well done and worthwhile. This would be a superlative choice for classroom, school library, gift, or personal library.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.