Powered by Love

Author: Joanna Henry
Publisher:
ISBN: 1773100211
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

By the time the AIDS pandemic in Africa had reached its height in the early 2000s, millions of children had been orphaned. In the face of overwhelming loss, the grandmothers of Africa stepped in to hold families and communities together. Author Joanna Henry and photographer Alexis MacDonald visited eight African countries, interviewing and photographing hundreds of grandmothers (including Sarah Obama, Barack Obama's grandmother) who are reclaiming hope and resurrecting lives. The extraordinary images and stories of resourceful women fighting for a better future make Powered by Love an inspiration for everyone. Writes journalist-social activist Michele Landsberg, "We thought we knew what was happening in Africa when the AIDS pandemic raged across the continent, sweeping away 35 million lives. But we never knew it the way this book reveals it, in the shockingly intimate voices of the grandmothers who had to save the abandoned children when no one else was left alive. These voices will leap straight into your heart. Their unguarded faces, in portraits that glow with character, pain and humour, will captivate you." In 2006, the Stephen Lewis Foundation launched a campaign to engage Canadian grandmothers to support their African sisters. The Grandmothers Campaign, now a movement 10,000 strong, has raised over $25 million that has gone directly into the hands of African grandmothers and their grassroots organizations. Powered by Love joins this campaign by telling the story of these indomitable women and by directing all royalties from the sale of the book to African grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS.

200 Women

Author: Geoff Blackwell
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9781452166681
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Genre: Photography

Two hundred women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like "What really matters to you?" and "What would you change in the world if you could?" Interviewees include conservation and animal welfare activist Jane Goodall, actor and human rights advocate Alfre Woodard, and Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberta Menchu, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marion Wright Edelman, head of the Children's Defense Fund. Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image—and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive traveling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength—inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

Under the Big Tree

Author: Ellen Agler
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9781421427232
Release Date: 2019-01-15
Genre: Medical

With a foreword by Bill Gates, this book fascinates, inspires, and gives readers concrete steps for further engagement.

Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Author: Erica Renee Edwards
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816675456
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: History

How a preoccupation with charismatic leadership in African American culture has influenced literature from World War I to the present

Vibe

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ISBN:
Release Date: 1997-08
Genre:

Vibe is the lifestyle guide to urban music and culture including celebrities, fashion, beauty, consumer electronics, automotive, personal care/grooming, and, always, music. Edited for a multicultural audience Vibe creates trends as much as records them.

Drum

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105115065836
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Africa


A Practical Guide to Early Childhood Curriculum

Author: Claudia Fuhriman Eliason
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0132193779
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

We learn often in life, but only once as a child. This popular book will help future teachers make the most of this special time. Here is complete coverage of how children learn, what they can learn, and how to teach them. The focus is on creating a child-centered curriculum that addresses children's needs in all developmental areas–physical, social, emotional, creative, and cognitive. The authors provide a wealth of meaningful teaching strategies–accompanied by lesson plans, activities, recipes, and more–that will meet the needs and interests of children ages three to eight, all synchronized to these children's developmental skills and cognitive capabilities. For teachers and future teachers specializing in Early Childhood Education.

African Literature and Its Times

Author: Joyce Moss
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0787637270
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Literary Criticism

Entries on African literary works from Thomas Mofolo's "Chaka" to Doris Lessing's "African Laughter" describe each works' genre, contents, and reflection of real-life events in African history and in the author's life.

Video Sourcebook

Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 1414400993
Release Date: 2007-10
Genre: Performing Arts

From classroom aids to corporate training programs, technical resources to self-help guides, children's features to documentaries, theatrical releases to straight-to-video movies, The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 130,000 complete program listings, encompassing more than 160,000 videos. All listings are arranged alphabetically by title. Each entry provides a description of the program and information on obtaining the title. Six indexes -- alternate title, subject, credits, awards, special formats and program distributors -- help speed research.

Choice

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Publisher:
ISBN: UCSC:32106015639989
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Best books