First there was the Girl Rising film – which tells the stories of nine unforgettable girls fighting to be educated.

These stories have inspired people to look beyond their borders, appreciate their own opportunities, and understand that they, too, can create change in their communities and the world.

And now there is a new way to experience them: the book!

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Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time complements the Girl Rising film and curricular material, expands on the film’s themes and further illuminates the featured stories, and those of other girls we met during the production process.

With gorgeous photographs, infographics and a compelling narrative, the book will inspire readers of all ages to join the growing movement to educate and empower girls and help change the world.

Even better, the book is poised to be a tremendous addition to our Educator Program thanks to the companion Educator’s Guide created by our partners at The George Washington University.

Need convincing? Check out what others are saying:

“The result is a vivid, heartrending portrait of resilience in the face of tremendous obstacles…“
Publisher’s Weekly

“This well-organized emotional plea would be a welcome addition in high schools with a community service or human rights focus.”
Eileen Makoff, Educator, Brooklyn, NY

"A moving account of hardships and triumphs that is bound to inspire future activists, this is a devastating but crucial read.”
Kirkus Reviews

“It is exciting to see the continued evolution of this wonderful project. I look forward to putting the book and the teacher’s guide to good use in my class.”
Christopher Murray, High School Teacher, Bethesda Maryland

“This book is a spurring tribute to the precious potential each girl brings to her community and our world.”
Marie Arana, author of the Girl Rising Peru chapter

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