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For fans of inspirational nonfiction such as I Am Malala and Chelsea Clinton s It s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!, here is a full-color book inspired by the powerful documentary film Girl Rising about educating girls across the globe. Worldwide, over 62 million girls are not in school.But one girl with courage is a revolution. Girl Rising, a globaFor fans of inspirational nonfiction such as I Am Malala and Chelsea Clinton s It s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going!, here is a full-color book inspired by the powerful documentary film Girl Rising about educating girls across the globe. Worldwide, over 62 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. Praise for the film: The documentary every mother, sister, daughter, should see, as well as the men who love and support them. Entertainment Weekly 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"...

Title : Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time
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ISBN : 9780553511475
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Number of Pages : 208 Pages
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Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time Reviews

  • Grace (gracefulreads)
    2018-10-13 04:57

    4.5 Stars!Thank you so much to the publisher for giving me access to the earc on Netgalley! This in no way influenced my review.Girl Rising is an inspiring and relevant collection of stories about girls who have overcome barriers that I have never dreamed of having to overcome. It is so important that people are aware of the fact that millions of girls aren’t in school just because they are girls. I am so impressed by the strength of these girls and their will to be educated. I learned so much by reading this, and it makes me interested in seeing the Girl Rising film. While I find it hard to rate non-fiction and people’s lives, the author’s writing itself is more of a 3.5-4 star read. The knowledge garnered from Girl Rising is invaluable and motivating. I did feel the book was a little choppy and could be organized better. At some points, I felt like the author was talking a bit too much with language best suited for a ten-year-old rather than a teenager, who I believe should be the audience for this book. The author sometimes needed to be more real with the reader about these girls stories. The photos, art, and writing included with the personal stories were striking and one of the most influential parts of the book. I am sure the final version of the book is beautiful. Overall, I was inspired and motivated by Girl Rising, and I will hopefully be watching the film soon.

  • ankita
    2018-10-16 08:03

    I received an advanced digital copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review."We look at numbers and facts all the time without necessarily understanding how significant they are. But this number—the 62 million girls who are not in school—profoundly affects how our whole world functions. Why? Because educating girls literally changes how nations behave. Educating girls changes the shape of health care. It changes how families are raised. It can change entire cultures."This book explains, in simple and straightforward terms, a lot of the issues that girls face when trying to get an education. Not only are these issues explained in words but they are illustrated through charts, infographics, and pictures. Girl Rising presents the information in such a way that you are compelled to at least take notice and, hopefully, take action. I really enjoyed the portraits of the various girls that Girl Rising has talked to and how each portrait had a quotation, story, or anecdote attached to it. It really was a great way to make this big issue more "real" to people who think that this problem only occurs in faraway countries that they have nothing in common with.

  • Stella
    2018-09-26 09:02

    Both the DVD and the book were available at my local public library. I watched the documentary and then read the book, which expands upon the film with stories of other girls and continuations of the girls' stories. I highly recommend this film and book. If you liked I am Malala, Half the Sky, or It's Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! this is in a similar vein -- real world problem that you can actually do something about. The book is geared toward an older adolescent audience, but would be perfect for a family discussion or youth group project.

  • April
    2018-09-25 04:08

    A lot of stories of girls around the world being strong and amazing in seeking education in places where intense poverty, incredibly young child marriages and outright violence seek to prevent girls from learning and growing.It makes a LOT of references to the material from the Girls Rising film though so readers who haven't seen the film will be missing quite a few of these.

  • Pammycats
    2018-10-14 09:01

    Girl RisingBy: Tanya Lee StoneI received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review."When she learned her newborn was a girl, she cried."I wanted to read this book as it is a companion piece to the movie, "Girl Rising". My daughter's class (7th grade) read "Malala" over the summer and then, during the fall semester, watched this movie. It was revolutionary for her. She was shocked to discover how different life is for girls across the world. It's hard to feel fussy about Pre-Algebra homework when your eyes are open to the idea that in some places girls are outlawed (or kept by circumstances) from learning. I checked online and you can screen the movie on Netflix. It looks like too that through March 10 of this year Amazon will waive the license fee ($350) if you apply to show a group. After seeing this movie, Ms. Stone was more than moved, she was determined to continue the story. She contacted the movie producers and was given access to their footage and interviews. Apparently there was a lot of material to explore. Anyway, this book is a continuation of the movie. There are lots of pictures from girls all over the globe I think they must be very brave to share their experiences. They also must be very brave to grasp their future with so must enthusiasm after their horrific experiences. The pictures of the girls weren't sad though, they were beautiful and radiant. I loved getting to hear about the current life of the girls we met (part 3).The beginning of the book is a record of how this book came into being along with lots of statistics about girls, their situations around the world, and how education can change their lives. The meat of the book though is the stories of each girl. I keep popping back and forth form story to story. I loved Suma's song and that she had the chance to sing it in America. Sienna's poetry gave me goosebumps. These girls are so powerful. Part of me is flabbergasted that anyone, let alone innocent children, should be treated this way. Part of me is buoyed up thinking about how they have been able to change their lives and also change the way the world thinks about girls. Obviously, there is still so much work to be done.Part three has some really great ideas for being involved. They range from writing articles in your school newspaper to becoming an Ambassador. All of these seem doable and made my daughter excited.In conclusion, read this book with your daughters. It will change your life (and maybe the world).

  • Ms. Kendell
    2018-10-10 01:51

    Everyone should read this book!Heartbreaking.Infuriating. Unbelievable....yet...Hopeful.Beautiful.Inspiring.

  • Rachel
    2018-09-29 09:16

    Stunning! Rich stories and amazing photographs, such a powerful look at the lives of girls that calls for action to make changes. Love the connections made to the arts throughout.

  • Barbara
    2018-10-13 09:01

    Many readers may have already seen the documentary, Girl Rising, on which this book is based. Those who haven't will certainly want to do so after completing the book and perhaps get involved in the global efforts the documentary spawned to educate girls. After explaining how she became inspired to write the book, Tanya Lee Stone serves up the efforts of her research, divided into three sections--The Stakes, The Stories, and The Solution. Relying on her own research and raw footage from the interviews with the nine girls featured in the film as well as words from girls whose stories landed on the cutting room floor, yet are just as compelling in their own way, she describes the issues that often prevent girls from going to school--chiefly, poverty, gender discrimination, child marriages, slavery, and human trafficking--and relates shocking statistics. By some counts, 62 million school-age girls are not being educated today. The numbers she provides are almost mind-numbing in their enormity, representing the loss of human potential, curtailed freedom, and even childhood. Even though most readers would swear that slavery no longer exists, according to statistics provided here, it does, indeed, exist. In fact, twenty million men, women, and children are victims of human trafficking, the modern term for slavery. Seventy percent of those are females. If the statistics provided here don't make readers sit up and pay attention, the stories of the girls who have found a way out of their bleak living conditions and somehow are filled with hope, joy, and creativity as they dream of a better future. Thanks to the Girl Rising project, many are achieving those dreams despite the incredible odds against them. By the time readers reach the final story, their hearts will surely be full of admiration for each girl and a determination to act. The third section of the book is brief, but it does provide suggestions for what readers can do to help and essentially change the world. The author also offers updates on the girls profiled in the stories. Complemented with large color photographs and remarks from some of those involved in the film, this book certainly raises readers' awareness about an important issue. Undoubtedly, readers will become angry, sad, and perhaps ready to take action. The book also made me ever so grateful for my relatively soft life and parents who recognized that education was an important part of my own future. This is clearly one of those books that everyone must read because of the many important conversations that will arise around it and because the lives and future of girls matters now more than ever.

  • Kevin
    2018-09-28 06:04

    Girl Rising is a film that follows the stories of girls throughout the world who rise above their harsh circumstances and give back. The original film brought in a diverse range of authors to help each girl tell her story. This book goes deeper, diving into stories of girls who didn't appear in the final film, but also further exploring some of the girls who are in the film. It's eye-opening, if a little broad and scatter-shot. I think it's valuable to hear stories from around the world, but it starts to feel a little watered down.

  • Stefanie Kellum
    2018-10-07 01:59

    The cause of girls' education is near and dear to my heart and after seeing the Girl Rising documentary and being completely moved by it, I was thrilled to see it would be a book. It's as fantastic as I thought it would be, and I can't wait to order it for our library. I hope it makes a big impact. *I read a digital ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley.

  • Gail
    2018-10-17 02:05

    YA nonfiction, I plan to watch the documentary now that I've read this.

  • Becky B
    2018-09-23 09:04

    Inspired by the documentary Girl Rising this is the story of the challenges girls around the world have in getting education, why education is important for anyone but especially girls, and interviews with girls from around the globe who have overcome huge hurdles to get an education.Words cannot express how important this book is and how amazing the stories of these girls are. The book focuses on stories of girls who have been rescued from modern-day slavery or child marriage, or who just didn't have access to education. It's an eye-opening look at very real problems for millions of girls in the world. And it explains how just access to education can give these girls a much higher chance of getting out of poverty and breaking unhealthy cultural cycles. If you have teens who are complaining about their first world problems (especially homework!) or teens looking for a cause to pour into, have them read this. It's great in that it informs but doesn't overwhelm. It presents very real and harsh difficulties, but just enough to motivate without permanently scarring. A very inspirational and important read.Notes on content: No language issues. It is mentioned that girls were/are raped or sold into prostitution but there's no description at all of what that entails. Physical abuse is also mentioned, but not described in detail.

  • Jennifer
    2018-10-24 02:56

    I heard about the book and movie at the same time, so we watched the movie, then I read the book. Both are good, yet a bit slow to start. The book at first seemed very repetitive from the movie, but it does include more stories, as well as updates on what has happened since the film.I think this is a great book for making us aware of our privilege to have access to free education (as well as adequate housing, food, water, electricity, etc). But it's also very empowering, and hopefully can excite people to work to support improved education for girls around the world. While the book doesn't go into details, there is a lot of tough subject matter included, about forced marriages, abuse, etc, so that may limit this as a good resource for younger readers. Otherwise I feel like it is aimed well at young people, but still good for older adults as well.My favorite part of this book is Part Three: The Solutions, particularly about "what can you do?". It gives a wide variety of suggestions, from posting on social media to raise awareness, to using your skills and passions to inspire change, and suggests some specific organizations like Fair Trade and Girl Up. It also shows how others have used their passion in small ways for big effects.

  • Bethany
    2018-10-13 08:10

    Girl Rising has three parts: why girls should and need to be educated; vignettes of several dozen girls from various countries in Africa, South America, and Asia who have overcome great difficulties to obtain an education; and how youths in developed countries can help these girls and others like them to get an education.Girl Rising would be a good text to share in whole or excerpts of in middle school and 9th grade English, humanities, and/or social studies classroom.Poignant last lines: "'People forget that children are children. Little girls are little girls. They play, they dream, they laugh. And all want the same things. They want a good life, a decent life.... They may wear different bows in their hair, some may wear scarves and some may not, but they are still little girls.... It certainly makes you want to be a sort of warrior for children who don't have the opportunity to go to school because it's so obvious in their enthusiasm, in their passion, in their dreams, that they all deserve a better future."

  • Rachel Pusateri
    2018-09-27 00:54

    1. Categories/Genres: Non-fiction2. Copyright date: 20173. Estimate of age level of interest: grades 6-124. Estimate of reading level: Grades- Grades 7-125. Brief description: This book is a follow-up to a movie profiling young females' obstacles to education around the world.6. 2 characteristics of this genre and subgenre: Different than Chance's categorization of non-fiction into works dominated by either text or pictures, this book uses both writing and photographs to communicate the issues of the book. Both the text and the photographs are equally important and together they create a powerful whole. This book is classified in the 300's section of the Dewey Decimal system as it focuses on social issues.7. How well does the book as a whole serve its intended audience? This book is a powerful work for middle and high school students as it profiles similarly-aged females around the world. The book tackles tough subjects such as slavery and child marriage as obstacles to education but does so in a manner that encourages optimism and empowers the possibilities for change.8. Awards: None9. Reviews:Booklist starred, 02/01/17Kirkus Reviews starred, 12/01/16Publishers Weekly, 01/02/17School Library Journal, 12/01/16

  • 5by5books
    2018-10-22 06:09

    Worldwide, more than 62 million girls are not in school.There are many barriers that prevent girls from attending schools such as poverty, child marriage, gender discrimination, sex trafficking, and slavery. Despite these hardships, some resilient, determined, and empowered girls are using their voice to change the world.In Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time meet over 30 girls on their journey to education and empowerment & discover what you can do to help make a change.Verdict: This compelling nonfiction narrative is a must read. It will open your eyes to injustices in the world, and inspire you to go out and make a change. Learn more about this book, the film that inspired it, and the global movement for girls’ education and empowerment by visiting

  • Ava Budavari
    2018-10-12 00:53

    This book brings awareness to an issue that is far too often ignored: gender inequality worldwide. Through its beautiful photographs and its personal, deeply touching stories, the reader will be inspired to make a difference in the lives of girls all around the world who simply lack the same opportunities as those in first world countries, but have an equal amount of potential. You will realize that you too can make a difference in gender inequality worldwide, because one life changed can impact the whole world.

  • Molly Dettmann
    2018-09-27 04:08

    Wow. This book made me feel like I was on an emotional roller coaster. Each story filled me sadness, anger, hope, and awe. I don't know if I could watch the documentary the book was based off of! I loved the chapter that included information and inspiration for teens reading to be advocates for women's rights and how they could play a part in supporting women all over the world facing such awful violations of human rights. It was hard not to cry during each heartbreaking story. Very powerful read that should be in every library.

  • Kaitlyn
    2018-10-13 04:55

    This is a nice introduction to women's issues and education around the world. It tells some stories of girls seeking an education and what prevents them from doing so. However, I would have liked to have it go more in depth of the issues, rather than just focus on the surface level. Overall, this would be a great book for schools as a good overview of educational issues for women around the world.

  • Kathie
    2018-10-05 05:09

    This YA read will open your eyes to the struggles and challenges that face girls around the world as they strive to fulfill their dreams and create better lives for themselves and their families. It’s hard not be deeply impacted by these stories, and they push us to examine our own prejudices, stereotypes, and the roles we play raising the next generation of women. I highly suggest this book as a catalyst for change, both for high school students, as well as adults.

  • Bridget
    2018-10-18 01:21

    Great photos and really amazing stories. I wish there had been a little bit of a mention that some of these issues affect girls in the developed world as well as nations dealing with war and famine, but overall it was full of fascinating snapshots of young women. Girls are so amazing, friends.

  • Monica Tolva
    2018-09-27 07:15

    Wonderful photographs of girls rising above the limitations of their lives. Writing sometimes disjointed. Sections divided strangely. Will be a good addition to our school district's focus on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 5 Gender Equality.

  • Rachel Mainero
    2018-10-16 04:12

    I can't stop thinking about this book. The girls who share their stories and the 62 million girls worldwide who cannot go to school. I am eager to get this into the hands of my students so they can be inspired by these resilient girls and begin to help change the world.

  • Book Buying With Katie
    2018-10-07 00:55

    Gorgeous photos throughout. Excellent teen nonfiction about the barriers girls throughout the world face when trying to get an education. I especially liked all the suggestions the author provided on next steps for teens who want to help girls around the world learn.

  • Gotemar
    2018-09-29 06:56

    Le quotidien de milliers de filles qui se battent pour avoir accès à l'éducation, aux quatre coins du monde. Une très belle leçon de courage et surtout, un combat qu'il faut continuer à mener, chaque fille, chaque femme a le droit à une éducation. A mettre entre toutes les mains.

  • Beth
    2018-09-25 07:02

    This is an important book. These stories need to be heard! They will make you sad and angry, but you will also be inspired!

  • Ally Doerman
    2018-09-26 08:58

    I have not watched this documentary yet, but I found the stories of each of these girls to be fascinating!

  • Katherine Mary
    2018-10-19 08:54

    A very good book companion to the documentary. Beautiful photographs and moving stories. Definitely recommend.

  • Anne
    2018-10-19 08:02

    Excellent. Should be required reading for all legislators! I am so inspired by the project I am going to look into ways that I can get involved.

  • Jellybelly
    2018-10-21 05:52

    Worth reading as the source material is so compelling.