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Sonia Sadler

Biography

Sonia Sadler

Sonia Sadler was an illustrator and a fine artist. Growing up she traveled to many countries and lived in five different states. Eventually landing in Maryland and New Jersey, Sadler focused on depicting the cultures, lives, and stories of peoples of African descent. Her book SEEDS OF CHANGE earned her a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent. Her unique style employed a variety of techniques and mediums --- from watercolor to scratchboard --- and draws inspiration from quilts. She passed away in September 2013.

Sonia Sadler

Books by Sonia Sadler

Written by Jen Johnson with illustrations by Sonia Sadler - History, Nature, Nonfiction, Women's History

SEEDS OF CHANGE: PLANTING A PATH TO PEACE brings to life the empowering story of Wangari Maathai, the first African woman, and environmentalist, to win a Nobel Peace Prize. Although most Kenyan girls were not educated, Wangari, curious and hardworking, was allowed to go to school. After returning home from studying in the United States, Wangari blazed a trail across Kenya, using her knowledge and compassion to promote the rights of her countrywomen and to help save the land, one tree at a time.