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McCarney, Rosemary A

Summary: Describes the different ways children in developing countries travel to school, crossing rivers, mountains, and fields of ice, emphasizing the difficulties of accessing education in remote areas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Second Story Press 2015

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Summary: Actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof meet individuals who are doing work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of challenge, transformation and hope.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docuramafilms 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HAL

Summary: View a groundbreaking film, which tells the stories of nine extraordinary girls from nine countries, written by nine celebrated writers and narrated by nine renowned actors. Viewers will see a showcase of strength from the human spirit and the power of education to change the world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GIR

Sharma, Ritu.

Summary: "An insider's look at women in poverty, the inner workings of Washington, and how change really happens"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2014

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.4 SHA

Bruckner, Pascal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 1986

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909.09 BRU

Kristof, Nicholas D.

Summary: Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn chronicle the struggles faced by women across the African and Asian continents. From Cambodia to Ethiopia, women are faced with a harrowing array of struggles, including rape and forced prostitution. However, some women have persevered in the face of adversity and have become advocates for women worldwide.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Highbridge Co. 2009

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 362.83 KRI

Galeano, Eduardo

Summary: "In a series of lesson plans and a "program of study" about our beleaguered planet, Upside Down, takes us on a wild trip through the global looking glass. From a master class in "The Impunity of Power" to a seminar on "The Sacred Car," with tips along the way on "How to Resist Useless Vices" and a declaration of "The Right to Rave," Galeano surveys a world unevenly divided between abundance and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362 GAL

Summary: "'I see multiple colonial governors,' says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment in Africa. 'We are held captive by the donor community.' The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry - the business of doing good has never been better. Yet, the results...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: www.povertyinc.org 2015

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF POV

Kristof, Nicholas D.

Summary: "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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.83 Kristof 2009

Sharma, Ritu.

Summary: The co-founder of Women Thrive Worldwide documents her advocacy work in three impoverished nations, evaluating broad poverty-inducing forces while describing how women she has met have successfully overcome restrictive systems.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.4 SHA

Summary: "The True Cost is a groundbreaking new documentary film that pulls back the curtain on an unseen part of our world and asks us each to consider, who pays the price for our clothing? Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums and features interviews with the world's leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth, Vandana Shiva and many...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRU

Kristof, Nicholas D.

Summary: Two Pulitzer Prize winners issue a call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women in the developing world. They show that a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad and that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women's potential.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2009

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.8309 KRI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.8309 KRI

Summary: Elderly Nana Chinegowe is left to care for her three orphaned grandchildren. Other than occasional casual work as a day laborer, she has no mean to support them and they often go without food. This film tells the story of Malawi's ultra poor, and investigates the Millennium Development Goals of reducing maternal mortality, hunger, and poverty.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Ziolkowski, Jim

Summary: "The powerful, personal story of Jim Ziolkowski, the man behind the organization buildOn--which turns inner city teens into community leaders at home and abroad--and his inspiring mission to change the world one community at a time. Jim Ziolkowski gave up his career in corporate finance to create buildOn, a service-oriented program that goes into high-risk areas around the world to work with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 370 ZIO