Half the Sky
Score: 4
From 173 Ratings

Half the Sky


  • Author: Nicholas D. Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
  • Release Date : 2009-09-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • File Size: 9923866 Bytes


#1 National BestsellerFrom two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope.They show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad. That Cambodian g...

My Half of the Sky
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

My Half of the Sky


  • Author: Jana McBurney-Lin
  • Release Date : 2012-01-23
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
  • File Size: 633304 Bytes


A lot is expected of a young Chinese girl. My Half of the Sky by Jana McBurney-Lin is the story of Li Hui, a young girl who has just achieved marriageable age. She seeks to make the most of herself but the expectations all around her make it difficult, as her parents seek to use her as a pawn to their advantage, and she is faced with what she believes to be true love. She must balance career, romance, and family, all to somehow make everyone happy--a tough endeavor indeed. An engaging and entertaining read from beginning to end, My Half of the Sky is a poignant tale of the modern Chinese woman, and recommended for community library collections. --Midwest Book Review 2008...

Half the Sky
Score: 4.5
From 62 Ratings

Half the Sky


  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-09-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307273156


Half the Sky Book Description :

#1 National Bestseller From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope. They show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad. That Cambodia...

Half the Sky
Score: 4.5
From 52 Ratings

Half the Sky


  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0307267148


Half the Sky Book Description :

A Pulitzer Prize-winning husband-and-wife team speaks out against the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights....

Half the Sky
Score: 4.5
From 55 Ratings

Half the Sky


  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Publisher : Vintage Books USA
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307387097


Half the Sky Book Description :

Discusses the oppression of women in the developing world, sharing example stories about victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse, and campaign for women's rights....

Holding up Half the Sky

Holding up Half the Sky


  • Author : Shirley Mow
  • Publisher : The Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Release Date : 2004-04-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1558614656


Holding up Half the Sky Book Description :

These 21 dynamic articles by Chinese women scholars explore the limitations on women's lives in premodern China, detail their involvement in the great political movements of the 20th century and examine how new laws have improved women's status, yet have left them open to exploitation as China enters the global economy. With statistics and reports otherwise unavailable, they give a refreshing outlook on China's women that is breathtaking both for the problems it confronts and for the spirit of struggle it embodies....

Half the Sky

Half the Sky


  • Author : Luise Guest
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-11-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0980834740


Half the Sky Book Description :

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Holding Up Half the Sky

Holding Up Half the Sky


  • Author : Graham Joseph Hill
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2020-04-30
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532686115


Holding Up Half the Sky Book Description :

Women have played significant roles in ministry and leadership throughout the history of the church and the pages of the Bible. Today, women make up more than half the church, and do much of the mission, ministry, and discipleship in the life of the church. But women have often been held back from ministry roles. Graham Joseph Hill outlines the biblical vision for women in ministry and leadership. He offers a biblical and passionate call for women to be released to teach, to lead, to preach, to serve, to pastor, and to minister in every area of the church. The Bible paints a radical vision of women, empowered and emboldened for full ministry participation in Christ’s church. The biblical vision for women and for their role as teachers, witnesses, d...

Holding Up More Than Half the Sky

Holding Up More Than Half the Sky


  • Author : Xiaolan Bao
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0252026314


Holding Up More Than Half the Sky Book Description :

In 1982, twenty thousand Chinese-American garment workers-mostly women--went on strike in New York's Chinatown and forced every Chinese garment industry employer in the city to sign a union contract. In this pioneering study, Xiaolan Bao penetrates to the heart of Chinese-American society to explain how this militancy and organized protest, seemingly so at odds with traditional Chinese female behavior, came about.Bao conducted more than a hundred interviews, primarily with Chinese immigrant women who were working or had worked in the Chinatown garment shops and garment-related institutions in the city. Blending these poignant, often dramatic personal stories with a detailed history of the garment industry, Chinese immigrant labor, and the Chinese com...

A Path Appears
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

A Path Appears


  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2015-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345805102


A Path Appears Book Description :

"From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky, a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world--a roadmap to becoming a conscientious global citizen. Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the Sky, this galvanizing new book from the acclaimed husband and wife team is even more ambitious in scale: nothing less than a deep examination of people who are making the world a better place, and the myriad ways we can support them, whether with a donation of five dollars or five million, an inkling to help or a useful skill to deploy. With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving--determining the current most successful local and global aid initiatives (on ...

My Half of the Sky
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

My Half of the Sky


  • Author : Jana McBurney-Lin
  • Publisher : Komenar Pub
  • Release Date : 2008-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0977208176


My Half of the Sky Book Description :

Jana McBurney-Lin's debut novel My Half of the Sky introduces Li Hui, a modern young Chinese woman of marriageable age who has recently graduated from Xiamen University. Her goal is to realize Mao's words: Women hold up half of the sky. Li Hui struggles with finding love and acting with honor. Guidance and advice come from all corners of her world as well as different and conflicing generational, historical and cultural values. Everyone wants something different for and from her, particularly her parents who mourn their lack of a son while attempting to marry Li to their greatest advantage. In fact most everyone has a selfish investment in what Li Hui will do and whom she might marry. Does this sound like Jane Austen writing about the dilemmas facing...

Tightrope
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Tightrope


  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre: POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525655084


Tightrope Book Description :

"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Copyright page....