Changing Our World
Groups of activist girls age 10-18 are using creativity and confidence, determination and dreams to transform our world: improving education, health, equality and the environment; stopping child marriage, domestic violence, trafficking and war.
Photojournalist Paola Gianturco and her eleven-year-old granddaughter, Alex Sangster, documented the work of 15 girl-led nonprofit groups in 13 countries in the Americas, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Oceania.
If you think "girls are the future," prepare to be dazzled. These girls are changing our world right now. Their imagination and courage radiate through their stories, all told in their own words.
In this book, you will watch American girls lobby U.S. senators; see Mexican girls invent mobile phone apps to solve social problems; meet Malawian girls who convinced Parliament to outlaw child marriage. You will eavesdrop on Ugandan girls as they advocate for girls' rights at a UN meeting. And you will meet other girls as they write blogs, petitions, and poetry, create radio shows, videos, invent dances, songs and works of art to promote their causes.
Wonder Girls: Changing Our World is a call to action to help these girls accomplish their important work. Alex Sangster's sections, the finale of each chapter, tell how.
The book's Foreword was written by Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, the world's largest grant-making organization that benefits women and girls internationally.
The authors are giving 100% of their royalties to grassroots groups of girls around the world via the Global Fund for Women.
In 2018, the book won seven literary awards in categories as diverse as Multicultural Nonfiction, Women’s Studies, Social Justice and Leadership (awards are listed in the lower right hand corner of this page).
Wonder Girls: Changing Our World is available at independent book stores and online.