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New Student Book Experience (NSBE)

Half the Sky

Half the Sky

By Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

The committee recommends this book because:

  • The book is a powerful call to moral action, focusing on the oppression of women and girls worldwide, with emphasis on the developing world.
  • The title, taken from a Chinese saying, contrasts the importance of women with their general lack of power and provides inspiring accounts of programs and initiatives remedying the powerlessness and improving communities as well.

From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.