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Tanya Lee Stone: Girl Rising
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Join Tanya Lee Stone for a talk on Girl Rising, a book that will inspire readers of all ages to join together in a growing movement to help change the world.
Tanya Lee Stone has been featured in Glamour! Check it out.
ABOUT THE BOOK: 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.
“A moving account of hardships and triumphs that is bound to inspire future activists, this is a devastating but crucial read.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred
"The result is a powerful book with much of the same spirit that the movie had, plus facts and figures to further bolster the (already pretty convincing, to be honest) argument for educating girls. Plus, there are action items for people who are inspired to get involved...Needless to say, we love this book." —Glamour
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
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Tanya Lee Stone has received many awards and honors for her books, including an NAACP Image Award for Courage Has No Color, a Robert F. Sibert Medal for Almost Astronauts, and a Golden Kite Award for The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie. Her articles and reviews have appeared in School Library Journal, the Horn Book Magazine, and the New York Times. She is best known for her passion for telling little-known or unknown true stories of people who have been missing from our histories. Stone went to Oberlin College and now teaches writing at Champlain College. You can find her online at tanyastone.com, on facebook.com/tanyastone, and on Twitter at @TanyaLeeStone.
DATE: Thursday, March 9th at 6:30pm
LOCATION: Phoenix Books Burlington
ADMISSION: Tickets are $3 per person, and include a coupon for $5 off the featured book. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event. Seating is limited. Free for students (no ticket required).
191 Bank Street
Burlington, VT 05401