Since the inaugural She’s the First book club was such a success, we are moving on to round two! Please join us to discuss Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn on Monday, November 14, at 7 pm EST. We’ll be meeting via Google+, so tweet @shesthefirst with your gmail address to add you to the meetup, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. New to Google+? Not to worry! Check out more details here, and if you’re still feeling a little lost, just send me an email and I’ll make sure you know what to do.
“Half the Sky” is a journey through the developing world with two Nobel Prize winners seeking to understand the power held by women. By meeting women who have been trafficked into sex slavery or live and suffer with preventable diseases, the authors depict the world with an edge of anger but ultimately a view of hope. With a little help women all across the developing world are making a difference in their communities for their daughters. This issue of women’s emancipation, we learn, is not just the right thing to do, this is our best weapon in the combat on poverty.
Check the book out at your local library (or if you want, you can buy it here), and we’ll see you November 14th!