“Educating girls changes how nations behave.”
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.
Check out the movie trailer here: https://youtu.be/81x6mYNxqzU
In the companion book Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time, 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.
"A book of rare and expansive acuity." School Library Journal
"A vivid, heartrending portrait of resilience in the face of tremendous obstacles." Publishers Weekly
"A devastating but crucial read." Kirkus Reviews
"Stone’s passionate, deliberate, and compelling narrative explores the culture of gender discrimination and induces a sense of urgency for a solution." Kirkus Reviews
Join us for this Bear Pond Books Educator Series event with author Tanya Lee Stone!
Special pricing for parents/caregivers and the teens and tweens in their lives. Recommended for girls and boys ages 12 and up. Ticket prices include a book. $25 for one movie ticket and one book; $30 for two movie tickets and one book. $45 for a family pack.
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