Leandre Waldo, Director of Media Relations
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Worldwide more than 62 million girls are not in school.
Why is that and what can you do about it?
"Girl Rising" started as a film about nine unforgettable girls coming of age in the developing world. Powered by these stories of determination, the film exploded into a global campaign for girls' education. This book expands on the film, delving deeper into the barriers that girls face - among them, gender discrimination, child marriage, slavery - and explores how they can be overcome.
Author Tanya Lee Stone, an adjunct faculty member at Champlain College, deftly integrates field reports and transcripts from the filmmakers with her own research to illuminate the stories of more than 30 girls from around the world - girls who are conquering obstacles and creating their own possibilities. Readers will come away with their own sense of hope and resolve. With the publication of "Girl Rising" Stone marked her 100th book. A celebration of the book launch was held Tuesday, Feb. 14 in the Champlain Art Gallery.
Stone studied English at Oberlin College and was an editor of children's nonfiction for many years. She also has a Masters Degree. She teaches writing at Champlain College. After many years as an editor. Stone moved to Vermont and returned to writing. This award-winning author has written titles that include the young adult novel, "A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl," "Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald," picture books "Elizabeth Leads the Way," "Sandy's Circus," and "Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?" She has also written narrative nonfiction with her titles: "Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream," and "The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie." In 2014 her title, "Courage Has No Color: The True Story of the Triple Nickles," made The New York Times Best Seller List.
Her latest book is a powerful addition to the Girl Rising Educator Program and a complement to the Girl Rising film. Featuring full color photos from the film shoots, infographics and a compelling narrative, it will inspire readers of all ages to join an exhilarating and growing movement to change the world.
What you can do:
• Buy the book and share it! Donate copies to your local library, schools, community organizations or non-profits.
• Share your own story. Using #MyGirlRising, post a photo on Twitter or Instagram of someone who inspires you and tell us why you've chosen her. For each photo shared, Random House Children's Books
will donate $5 to Girl Rising.
• Start a book club with "Girl Rising" as your first book and explore a world beyond your borders.
• Organize a screening of the film and sell the book. Bring your community together around the message of empowerment and activism.
Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a small, not-for-profit, private college in Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Champlain offers a traditional undergraduate experience from its beautiful campus overlooking Lake Champlain and over 90 residential undergraduate and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs and certificates. Champlain's distinctive career-driven approach to higher education embodies the notion that true learning occurs when information and experience come together to create knowledge. Champlain College is included in the Princeton Review's The Best 384 Colleges: 2019 Edition. For the fourth year in a row, Champlain was named a "Most Innovative School" in the North by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 "America's Best Colleges,” and a “Best Value School” and is ranked in the top 100 “Regional Universities of the North” and in the top 25 for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” Champlain is also featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2019 as one of the "best and most interesting schools" in the United States, Canada and Great Britain and is a 2019 College of Distinction. For more information, visit champlain.edu.