Seeds of Change

By Children's Books and Reviews

Johnson’s Seeds of Change has tremendous subjective appeal. Children will drink in the beauty of Sonia Lynn Sadler’s vivid illustrations. Each page bursts with color and rich detail…The book also provokes reflection on important ethical issues. The value of caring for the environment is, of course, front and center. However, the reader is also struck by Wangari’s example of courage, and her non-violent approach to conflict and injustice. Moreover, both the emphases of the book and Wangari’s life itself are empowering for girls: Wangari is a leader and a scientist, two roles that women are often culturally discouraged from, even in the contemporary west. As such, Wangari is an inspiring example to our daughters…In short, Johnson’s Seeds of Change is beautiful, interesting, and inspiring.