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  • Written by Paola Gianturco
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9781576876114
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Grandmother Power

A Global Phenomenon

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Whether fighting for the environment, human rights, education, health, or cultural preservation, a new generation of activist grandmothers across the world are using their strength, wisdom, and hearts to make a difference.

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 fifteen 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. Other Argentine grandmothers continue their 40-year search for grandchildren who were kidnapped during the nation's military dictatorship. Irish grandmothers teach children to sow seeds and cook with fresh, local ingredients. Filipino 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 and 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. Please visit http://globalgrandmotherpower.com/ for additional information.

All author royalties will be donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, which provides grants to African grandmothers who are raising AIDS orphans.
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Grandmother Power is gorgeous. I can’t wait to start selling this important, irresistible treasure.”
—Elaine Petrocelli, Founder & President, Book Passage

"Visually captivating, this is an excellent gift book for feminists and other progressives with global perspective."
-Publishers Weekly

"Grandmother Power is a beautiful and inspiring book that belongs in all schools, libraries, and on coffee tables across the nation; it would make a treasured gift for all who have a vision for global justice, and especially for those who are grandmothers."
-ForeWord Reviews

Awards

WINNER 2012 ForeWord Book of the Year Award
HONOR 2013 Paola Gianturco named to fortyover40.com's '40 Women to Watch Over 40 for 2013' list
WINNER 2013 2013 International Book Awards, Multicultural Non-Fiction Award
WINNER 2013 2013 About.com's Reader's Choice Award
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