Kenya We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Kenya.
Kenya - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Kenya.
For You Are a Kenyan Child (Kelly Cunnane) - Imagine you live in a small Kenyan village, where the sun rises over tall trees filled with doves. You wake to the sound of a rooster's crow, instead of an alarm clock and the school bus. Your afternoon snack is a tasty bug plucked from the sky, instead of an apple. And rather than kicking a soccer ball across a field, you kick a homemade ball of rags down a dusty road. But despite this, things aren't that different for a Kenyan child than they would be for an American kid, are they? With so much going on around you, it's just as easy to forget what your mama asked you to do! Recommended for ages 3-7.
Kenya ABCs: A Book About the People and Places of Kenya (Sarah Heiman) - Explore the people, wildlife, and culture of this beautiful African country. Recommended for ages 6-9.
Kenya's Word (Linda Trice) - From School Library Journal: “When her homework assignment is to bring in the word that names your favorite kind of pet, Kenya isn’t listening, and she comes to class with her tarantula. When asked to be prepared to talk about favorite foods, the girl brings in a paper bag with ice cream that melts all over her desk. And when her teacher asks the students to bring in their favorite describing word, Kenya spends the weekend thinking about adjectives. She chooses Black…all the colors of the rainbow together, and the color of all of her favorite things. Unfortunately, the black is beautiful message seems a tad too obvious and forced. The average-quality paintings are warm and energetic, and avoid distracting detail. The style enhances the text for young readers trying to grasp the concepts of nouns and adjectives. Useful for reinforcing lessons on parts of speech and for eliciting discussions of ethnic respect. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Planting the Trees of Kenya: The Story of Wangari Maathai (Claire A. Nivola) - Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the Green Belt Movement, grew up in the highlands of Kenya, where fig trees cloaked the hills, fish filled the streams, and the people tended their bountiful gardens. But over many years, as more and more land was cleared, Kenya was transformed. When Wangari returned home from college in America, she found the village gardens dry, the people malnourished, and the trees gone. How could she alone bring back the trees and restore the gardens and the people? Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature, says: “Wangari Maathai’s epic story has never been told better—everyone who reads this book will want to plant a tree!” With glowing watercolor illustrations and lyrical prose, Claire Nivola tells the remarkable story of one woman’s effort to change the fate of her land by teaching many to care for it. An author’s note provides further information about Wangari Maathai and the Green Belt Movement. In keeping with the theme of the story, the book is printed on recycled paper. Recommended for ages 5-8.
Famous People Named Kenya - Kenya Moore (actress/reality TV personality)
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Kenya - Quincy Jones (music producer); Nastassja Kinski (actress/model); Gladys Knight (singer/songwriter)
Kenya - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Kenya.