Teen Review - Girl Rising
Review by Amen, member of the Malvern Youth Advisory Group
Girl Rising is a book of stories that tell about the lives of girls in underdeveloped countries such as Ethiopia, Nepal and Sierra Leone. In these stories, the girls talk about the hardship and discrimination they face almost every day. Some of the girls in the book are not able to go to school just because they are “girls.” Without proper education, these girls are subject to slavery, human trafficking, and childhood marriage. But with the help of organizations, like Girl Rising, the girls receive an education and have a brighter future in different countries.
This book was very inspiring to me because it reminded me to always aim high in my education since other girls do not have such opportunities. I recommend this book to anyone interested in gender equality, because it will broaden your knowledge about women who go through struggles that some men do not experience. The author’s writing style in this book is very eloquent and easy to understand, with captivating pictures. This book is my favourite book so far this year.