cover image Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time

Tanya Lee Stone with Girl Rising. Random/Lamb, $22.99 (208p) ISBN 978-0-553-51146-8

Stone (Courage Has No Color) delivers a frank, hard-hitting exploration of why some 62 million girls worldwide don’t attend school, collaborating with the team behind the 2013 documentary Girl Rising, which spurred a global campaign devoted to creating educational opportunities for girls. As Stone discusses modern-day child slavery, child marriage, gender bias, and lack of access to schooling, profiles and photographs of the girls featured in the Girl Rising film mix with the stories of other girls from Cambodia, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, and elsewhere. The result is a vivid, heartrending portrait of resilience in the face of tremendous obstacles; a closing section details ways readers can take action. Ages 14–up. Agent: (for Stone), Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio; (for Girl Rising), Scott Waxman, Waxman Leavell Literary. (Feb.)