Thursday, February 17, 2011

Half the Sky is both a brutal awakening and an unmistakable call to action. -Melinda Gates

Our friend Amber Vandermeulen, a third grade teacher in the Kent school system, said that she and her husband had just read Half the Sky to one another on their last road-trip and she thought I might like it.  Knowing nothing about it, I cracked it open.  ...everything was forever changed.
Half the Sky is a collection of stories about heros, written by Pulitzer prize winning NY Times columnists and authors,  Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  The two are married and often write that treasured breed of articles....the kind that are full of facts that once heard, leave you seeing things that were invisible before. 

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. -Helen Keller

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller

Both a brutal awakening and an unmistakable call to action, this book should be read by all. - Melinda Gates

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