WONDER GIRLS: Changing Our World
Publication Details: Published in hard cover and e-book format by powerHouse Books, Brooklyn, October 2017: 240 pages with 504 full-color photographs. Co-author: Alex Sangster
Groups of activist girls age 10 to 18 are improving education, health, equality and the environment---and stopping child marriage, domestic violence, trafficking and war. Imagination and courage radiate through their stories, all told in their own words. This book documents the work of 15 girl-led nonprofit groups in the United States plus 12 countries in Asia and Central Asia, North and Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. Author royalties from this book go to the Global Fund for Women. Wonder Girls has won 7 literary prizes: gold and silver awards in categories as diverse as Womens Studies, Multicultural Nonfiction, Social Change and Leadership.
¡VIVA COLORES! A Salute to the Indomitable People of Guatemala
Publication Details: Published in hard cover by powerHouse Books, New York, Bilingual First Edition -- September, 2006: 144 pages with 230 full color photographs. Co-author: David Hill
The cacophony of color that assaults you when you visit Guatemala is no accident. It’s a profound manifestation of the irrepressible vitality and valor of an indomitable people who have endured and gained strength from their difficulties, traditions, land, spiritual beliefs, and kinships. ¡Viva Colores! profiles forty-one everyday heroes who are shaping their nation's future. Author royalties from this book go to the PAVA Foundation.
GRANDMOTHER POWER: A Global Phenomenon
Publication Details: Published in hard cover and e-book format by powerHouse Books, New York, October, 2012: 256 pages with 225 full color photographs.
An unheralded grandmothers' movement is changing the world. Insurgent grandmothers are using their power to fight for a better future for grandchildren everywhere. And they are succeeding. Grandmother Power profiles activist grandmothers in fifteen countries on five continents who tell their compelling stories in their own words. This book won first place literary awards in categories as diverse as Women’s Studies---and Multicultural Nonfiction. Author royalties from this book go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to benefit grandmothers in 15 African countries who are raising children orphaned by AIDs.
Publication Details: Published in hard cover by powerHouse Books, New York, First Edition -- September 2004: 240 pages with 244 full color photographs.
Celebrating Women, an unprecedented, full-color photographic book, focuses on festivals on five continents: parades, parties, ceremonies and competitions that honor women as goddesses, warriors, lovers, healers, athletes and more. The Washington Post calls it "a big, beautiful book --- too rich to stay on the coffee table." Author royalties from this book go to the International Museum of Women at the Global Fund for Women.
WOMEN WHO LIGHT THE DARK
Publication Details: Published in hard cover by powerHouse Books, New York, September, 2007: 240 pages with 225 full color photographs.
Across the world, local women are helping one another tackle the problems that darken their lives -- domestic violence, sex trafficking, war, poverty, illiteracy, discrimination, inequality, malnutrition, and disease. These women may lack material resources, but they possess a wealth of an even more precious resource: imagination – and their imaginations light the dark. Author royalties from this book go to the Global Fund for Women.
IN HER HANDS, Craftswomen Changing the World
Published in paperback by powerHouse Books, New York, Second Edition -- January 2004: 192 pages with 247 full color photographs. Co-author: Toby Tuttle
In Her Hands uses color photographs and intimate text to share the courage and spirit of women--all poor, many illiterate--from around the world, who have taken charge of their lives by creating and selling traditional crafts. Women from South Africa to Peru, twelve countries in all, talk about their diverse lives and surprisingly universal aspirations. Includes an eloquent foreword by Alice Walker. Author royalties from this book go to The Global Fund for Women, Women Thrive Alliance, Association for Women’s Rights in Development, The Crafts Center, Aid to Artisans and Freedom from Hunger.