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Edwidge Danticat: By the Book - New York Times

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Edwidge Danticat: By the Book New York Times I didn't grow up with a lot of books, but some. Actually I owned only one non- school-related book before I was 12.


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Guardian Books podcast: Barbara Kingsolver on The Poisonwood Bible

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Barbara Kingsolver came to the Guardian Review book club to talk about her best known novel, The Poisonwood Bible.
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Half the Sky Facebook game launches with women's empowerment at core

Half the Sky Facebook game launches with women's empowerment at core | Contemporary Women Writers | Scoop.it
Game is inspired by global anti-oppression movement founded by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

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An interview with 'Half The Sky' creators | MetroFocus

MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman speaks with Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the journalists behind 'Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for...
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Women as a Force for Change - New York Times

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Women as a Force for Change
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By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF. Published: July 31, 2013. As “women's empowerment” has become a buzz phrase in the last few years, some people are pushing back.
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10x10 Presents Girl Rising (Official Trailer)

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, award-winning Documentary Group, Vulcan Productions and Intel Corporation comes Girl Rising - an innovative new feature film about the power of education to change a girl -- and the world.

In theaters March 7th, 2013. Visit girlrising.com to learn how to bring Girl Rising to your local theater.

Girl Rising is distributed by CNN Films and Gathr, an innovative demand-based theatrical distributor. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez and other A-list actresses contribute voice performances to the film, which features original music from Academy Award winner Rachel Portman, in collaboration with Hans Zimmer.

The film spotlights unforgettable girls like Sokha, an orphan who rises from the dumps of Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer; Suma, who composes music to help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others; and Ruksana, an Indian "pavement-dweller" whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter's dreams. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country. Edwidge Danticat, Sooni Taraporevala Aminatta Forna and others tell the girls' stories, each in it's style, and all with profound resonance.

These girls are each unique, but the obstacles they faced are ubiquitous. Like the 66 million girls around the world who dream of going to school, what Sokha, Suma, Ruksana and the rest want most is to be students: to learn. And now, And now, by sharing their personal journeys, they have become teachers. Watch Girl Rising, and you will see: One girl with courage is a revolution.

"Skinny Love" by Birdy
"Shake It Out" by Florence + the Machine

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Edwidge Danticat: Detained immigrants deserve humane treatment - Washington Post

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Edwidge Danticat: Detained immigrants deserve humane treatment
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Edwidge Danticat's 'Claire of the Sea Light' brims with enchantments - Los Angeles Times

Edwidge Danticat's 'Claire of the Sea Light' brims with enchantments - Los Angeles Times | Contemporary Women Writers | Scoop.it
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Edwidge Danticat's 'Claire of the Sea Light' brims with enchantments
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"He feared being lost at sea or getting hit by a car," Danticat writes.
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Best and Beyond Books

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The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka: Britmums Reading Group - Molly and the Princess (The Buddha in the Attic, by Julie Otsuka: Britmums Reading Group - Molly and the Princess http://t.co/VwurQtfIKk)...
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