Girl Rising - Changing the World One Girl at a Time

Author(s): Tanya Lee Stone

Non-Fiction | Rebel Women

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, more than 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--child marriage and early childbearing, slavery, sexual trafficking, gender discrimination, and poverty--in depth and shows how removing these barriers creates 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 

A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book 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." --Los Angeles Times


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780553511468
  • : Random House Children's Books
  • : Wendy Lamb Books
  • : January 2017
  • : .75 Inches X 7.38 Inches X 9.31 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tanya Lee Stone
  • : 208
  • : Hardback