Mama Miti by Donna Jo Napoli

Cover of: Mama Miti | Donna Jo Napoli

Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Maathai, Wangari -- Juvenile literature,
  • Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya) -- Juvenile literature,
  • Tree planters (Persons) -- Kenya -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Women conservationists -- Kenya -- Biography -- Juvenile literature

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementDonna Jo Napoli ; Illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
ContributionsNelson, Kadir, ill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsSB63.M22 N37 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16888065M
ISBN 101416935053
ISBN 109781416935056
LC Control Number2008023604
OCLC/WorldCa230730009

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