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Publisher: PowerHouse Books
ISBN10: 157687611X ISBN13: 9781576876114 DDC: 305 Edition: Hardcover; 2012-10-02

Summary

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 15 countries on five continents who tell their compelling stories in their own words.Grandmothers in Canada, Swaziland, and South Africa collaborate to care for AIDS orphans. Grandmothers in Senegal convince communities to abandon female genital mutilation. Grandmothers in India become solar engineers and bring light to their villages while those in Peru, Thailand, and Laos sustain weaving traditions. Grandmothers in Argentina teach children to love books and reading. Irish grandmothers teach children to sow seeds and cook with fresh, local ingredients. Other Argentine grandmothers continue their 40-year search for grandchildren who were kidnapped during the nation's military dictatorship. Philippine grandmothers demand justice for having been forced into sex slavery during World War II. Guatemalan grandmothers operate a hotline and teach parenting. In the Middle East, Israeli grandmothers monitor checkpoints to prevent abuse, The UAE's most popular television show stars four animated grandmothers who are surprised by contemporary life. Indigenous grandmothers from thirteen countries conduct healing rituals to bring peace to the world.Gianturco's full-color images and her heroines' amazing tales make Grandmother Power an inspiration for everyone, and it cements the power of grandmothers worldwide.All author royalties will be donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation � Turning the Tide of AIDS in Africa.

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  • Dewey Decimal: 305

Book Details

  • Physical Description: 240 pages
  • Edition Info: Hardcover; 2012-10-02

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