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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

Haugen, Gary A.

Summary: Reveals how impoverished populations have become increasingly subject to assault, forced labor, and other physical abuses, outlining recommendations for implementing workable solutions and overcoming corruption.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 HAU

Summary: A timely documentary that raises urgent questions about how we travel and the unintended cultural and environmental consequences of tourism around the globe. Gringo Trails follows well-worn travelers' routes through Bolivia, Thailand, Mali, and Bhutan and reveals the complex relationships between colliding cultures, such as the host countries' need for financial security and the tourists who...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Icarus Films Home Video 2015

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

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

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

Collier, Paul.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2008

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Acemoglu, Daron.

Summary: Evaluates the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 330 ACE

Shah, Sonia.

Contents: 1. Clinical trials go global -- 2. The placebo control -- 3. Growing the pharma monolith -- 4. Uncaging the guinea pig -- 5. HIV and the second-rate solution -- 6. South Africa : drug trials and AIDS denialism -- 7. Outsourcing to India : the one billion body politic -- 8. Calibrating ethical codes -- 9. The emperor has no clothes : the vagaries of informed consent -- 10. Tipping the scales.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1782 SHA

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

Sachs, Jeffrey

Summary: [The author] sets the stage by drawing a ... conceptual map of the world economy and the different categories into which countries fall. Then ... he explains why, over the past two hundred years, wealth has diverged across the planet in the manner that it has and why the poorest nations have been so markedly unable to escape the cruel vortex of poverty. The groundwork laid, he explains his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.46 SAC

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

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

Easterly, William

Summary: Easterly delivers a scathing assault on the anti-poverty programs associated with both the United Nations and its political and private sector supporters.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 338.9 EAS

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.8309 KRI

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.8309 KRI

Marsico, Katie

Summary: Describes the work of the organization Doctors Without Borders, explaining where its volunteers go and whom they help.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Publishing 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 362.1 MAR

Stiglitz, Joseph E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 337 STI

Summary: Explains how global poverty began with military conquest, slavery, and colonization that resulted in the seizure of land, minerals, and forced labor. Today's financial crisis is a direct consequence of these unchallenged policies that have lasted centuries. Features expert insights from Nobel Prize winners, acclaimed authors, university professors, government ministers, and the leaders of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Cinema Libre Studio 2010

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

Braun, Adam.

Summary: The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 370.9172 BRA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 BRAUN, ADAM BRA

Summary: Samuele is twelve years old and lives on an island in the middle of the sea. He goes to school, and loves shooting his slingshot and going hunting. He likes land games, even though everything around him speaks of the sea and the men, women, and children who try to cross it to get to his island. But his is not an island like the others, its name is Lampedusa and it is the most symbolic border of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2017

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FIR

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