Mariane Pearl

In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl
by Cindi Leive
Publisher's Description
After Islamic extremists murdered her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, in 2002, Mariane Pearl wondered how to teach their son, Adam, to embrace the world without fear. Could she show him that hope is stronger than hatred? In 2006, Pearl embarked on a round-the-globe journey in search of proof that it is. Every month for Glamour magazine, Pearl crosses the continents to meet brave, determined women - the true agents of change in every community - who make the world more just, peaceful, and loving despite personal hardship, discouraging odds, and even death threats. In Who Changes the World?, she introduces readers to the everyday heroes she's met in the first year of her journey, and offers never-before-seen photographs from her travels.

We meet Somaly Mam, a former child sex slave in Cambodia who now rescues young girls from forced prostitution; Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman ever to be elected head of an African country; Lydia Cacho, an intrepid Mexican reporter who exposes violence against women and children despite repeated threats on her life; Sheila Watt-Cloutier, the Inuit leader and Nobel Peace Prize nominee who is working to save her people from global warming; Dr. Julian Atim, a twenty-something Ugandan AIDS orphan fighting for health rights in her country; and several others.

Presented by Glamour, Who Changes the World? is a testament to the power of hope. Glamour will donate 100 percent of its proceeds and royalties from this book to charities selected by the women profiled.
ISBN: 1576874222
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Hardcover : 152 pages
Language: English
Dimensions: 9.4 x 10.4 x 0.9 inches
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