She Takes A Stand

She Takes A Stand

16 Fearless Activists Who Have Changed the World

Book - 2015
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"In an age of 'slacktivism' and fleeting social media fame, [this book] offers a realistic look at the game-changing decisions, high stakes, and bold actions of women and girls around the world working to improve their personal situations and the lives of others. This inspiring collection of short biographies features the stories of extraordinary figures past and present who have dedicated their lives to fighting for human rights, civil rights, workers' rights, reproductive rights, and world peace. Budding activists will be inspired by antilynching crusader and writer Ida B. Wells; birth control educator and activist Margaret Sanger; girls-education activist Malala Yousafzai; Gulabi Gang founder Sampat Pal Devi, who fights violence against Indian women; Dana Edell, who works against the sexualization of women and girls in the media; and many others. Including related sidebars, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of activist organizations readers can explore in person or online, She Takes a Stand is an essential resource for classroom reports or for any young person passionate about making a difference."--Dust jacket.
"Portraits of brave women from the late 1800s through today--role models who are passionate about important issues A source of inspiration for young women with strong social convictions, She Takes a Stand highlights 16 extraordinary women who have fought for human rights, civil rights, workers' rights, reproductive/sexual rights, and world peace. Among these are many who have been imprisoned, threatened, or suffered financial hardships for pursuing their missions to change the world for the better. Included are historic heroes such as anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and suffragist Alice Paul, along with contemporary figures such as girls-education activist Malala Yousafzai; "Gulabi Gang" founder Sampat Pal Devi, who fights violence against Indian women; and SPARK executive director Dana Edell, who works to end the sexualization of women and girls in the media. Taking a multicultural, multinational perspective, She Takes a Stand spotlights brave women around the world with an emphasis on childhood details, motivations, and life turning points--in many cases gleaned from the author's original interviews--and includes related sidebars, a bibliography, source notes, and a list of organizations young women can explore to get involved in changing their world"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2015]
ISBN: 9781613730263
1613730268
Branch Call Number: j 320.082 R8253s 2015
Characteristics: xv, 192 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Margaret Sanger, Malala Yousafzai, Buffy Sainte-Marie are only a few of the women whose stories are told in this book. A list of organizations to explore to get involved in creating change is included.


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