Girl Rising

Girl Rising

Changing the World One Girl at A Time

Book - 2016
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A gorgeous, full-color oversized book about educating girls across the world inspired by the documentary that Entertainment Weekly says "every mother, sister, daughter, should see, as well as the men who love and support them." This is the right book for the present moment and perfect for fans of inspirational nonfiction such as I Am Malala and anyone who believes that one girl can change the world.

Worldwide, over 130 million girls are not in school.
But one girl with courage is a revolution .

Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education, created a film that chronicled the stories of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty.

Now, award-winning author Tanya Lee Stone deftly uses new research to illuminate the dramatic facts behind the film, focusing both on the girls captured on camera and many others. She examines barriers to education in depth--early child marriage and childbearing, slavery, sexual trafficking, gender discrimination, and poverty--and shows how removing these barriers means not only a better life for girls, but safer, healthier, and more prosperous communities.

With full-color photos from the film, infographics, and a compelling narrative, Girl Rising will inspire readers of all ages to join together in a growing movement to help change the world.

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year

"A moving account of hardships and triumphs that is bound to inspire future activists, this is a devastating but crucial read." -- Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Additional Praise for the Film:
"Delivers . . . tangible hope that the world can be healed in a better future." --Meryl Streep

" Girl Rising stands as a testament to the power of information." -- The Los Angeles Times
Publisher: New York :, Wendy Lamb Books, an imprint of Random House Childrens Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC,, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780553511468
Branch Call Number: YA 371.822 Stone 02/2017
Characteristics: 193 pages :,illustrations ;,24 cm


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Nov 13, 2017

For all who have not seen and may never see the film "Girl Rising," this book is a must read. Presenting the importance that education plays globally in breaking the cycle of poverty with examples from around the world, author Stone presents us with a thoroughly documented book of individual girls from many impoverished countries.
I was gripped by both the backgrounds & experiences of the girls and their courage, perseverance and hope.


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