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Summary: A homeless orphan in Kenya becomes a lucrative businessman, only to give it all up and open an orphanage that today serves over 2,000 Kenyan children.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Brainstorm Media 2017

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MUL

Obama, George Hussein.

Summary: This is a memoir of George Obama, President Obama's Kenyan half brother, who found the inspiration to strive for his goal--to better the lives of his own people--in his elder brother's example.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 OBAMA, GEORGE OBA

Winter, Jeanette

Summary: This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman's passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Company 2018

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Odede, Kennedy

Summary: An American volunteer and a former African street youth recount their romantic relationship, his pursuit of a college education, and their founding of the first tuition-free school for underprivileged girls in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 ODE

Fankhouser, Kris

Summary: "A biography on the Kenyan activist and environmentalist Wangari Muta Maathai"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAA

Dinesen, Isak

Summary: The author describes her life on a coffee plantation in Kenya for seventeen years before returning to Denmark in 1931 to write.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1989

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 967.62 DIN

Paris, Harper

Summary: "Twins Ethan and Ella are in the Maasai Mara in Kenya, and there's another mystery to solve. Where are all the lions? Ethan and Ella spot lots of cool animals, but the one they're most excited about, they can't seem to find"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Simon 2014

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Goffard, Christopher.

Contents: The house at the edge of the dark -- The lawyer -- The collar and the gun -- Oaths -- The dictator -- The clashes -- The terrible place -- The raid -- Lolgorien -- The tribunal -- The girls -- We will all be sorted out -- The bureau -- Manic depression -- The verdict -- The end of the time of Moi -- The inquest -- The labyrinth with no center.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Co. 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.1523 GOF

Bunn, T. Davis

Summary: Conducting an undercover investigation into Kenya's corruption-prone obscure-metals industry, Marc Royce, posing as a relief organization auditor, forges an unexpected bond with an Israeli medical administrator who is offering humanitarian aid to local refugees.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FICTION BUN

Nivola, Claire A.

Summary: "This is the story of Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement"--Dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2008

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Reynolds, Jan

Summary: "A photographic essay about the Maasai people in Kenya, traditionally nomadic herders, exploring the contemporary challenges they face--focusing on environmental changes such as the overgrazing of land and the threat of wildlife extinction--and how the Maasai are adapting their agricultural practices and lifestyle while preserving their culture"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books 2011

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Dinesen, Isak

Summary: In this book, the author of Seven Gothic Tales gives a true account of her life on her plantation in Kenya. She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Modern Library 1992

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McVeigh, Jennifer

Summary: "After six years exiled in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, only to find the home she has longed for in the grip of change. Her father's new companion--a strange, intolerant woman--has taken over the household, and the political climate in the country is growing more unsettled by the day. Looming over them all is the threat of the Mau Mau - a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G. P. Putnam's Sons 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MCV

Maathai, Wangari.

Summary: Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and a single mother of three, recounts her life as a political activist, feminist, and environmentalist in Kenya. Born in a rural village in 1940, she was already an iconoclast as a child, determined to get an education even though most girls were uneducated. We see her become the first woman both in East and Central Africa to earn a PhD and to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MAATHAI, WANGARI MAA

Deedy, Carmen Agra.

Summary: It is June of 2002, and a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed on the men, women, and children of America, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unsought and unexpected as it is extraordinary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree Publishers 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: J327.676 DEE

Dinesen, Isak

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 1985

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 967.6 DIN

Lekuton, Joseph.

Summary: A member of the Masai people describes his life as he grew up in a northern Kenya village, travelled to America to attend college, and became an elementary school teacher in Virginia.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2003

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 LEK

Napoli, Donna Jo

Summary: The story of Wangari Maathai, who in 1977 founded the Green Belt Movement, an African grassroots organization, and in 2004 was the first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2010

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Finn, Adharanand.

Summary: Whether running is a recreation, a passion, or just a spectator sport, Finn's incredible journey to the elite training camps of Kenya will captivate. Part travelogue, part memoir, this quest uncovers the secrets of the world's greatest runners--and puts them to the test.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2012

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Dinesen, Isak

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1961

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DIN

Videodiscs.

Summary: Epic tale of a woman's quest for adventure and a new life in the majestic, untamed lands of rural Africa. A passionate film about love, loss and personal triumph.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia Pictures 2000

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD BAS

Hatkoff, Isabella.

Summary: Details through text and photographs the special bond shared by Owen, an orphaned hippo, and Mzee, a 130-year-old giant tortoise.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2006

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 599.63 HAT

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 599.63 Owe

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 599.635 HAT

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 599.635 HAT

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 599.635 Hatkoff

Prévot, Franck

Summary: Recounts the life and accomplishments of the environmentalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MAA

Contents: Mwakaribishwa na Maroon = Welcome from the Maroons / Maroon Commandos (9:09) -- Tony Onyango / Gabriel Omolo & His Apollo Komesha (5:23) -- Sina makosa = I've done nothing wrong / Les Wanyika (10:41) -- Magy nyar Alego = Magy from Alego / Gabriel Omolo & His Apollo Komesha (4:29) -- Wuoro Ogola Adoyo = I'm shocked about Ogola Adoyo / H.O. Kabaselleh (10:09) -- Wed today divorce tomorrow /...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Stern's/Earthworks 2002

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD INTERNATIONAL/AFRICAN KEN