A Path Appears

A Path Appears

Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

Book - 2014
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In their earlier book, Half the Sky, husband-and-wife team Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn brought to light struggles faced by women and girls around the globe, and showcased individuals and institutions working to address oppression and expand opportunity. A Path Appears is even more ambitious in scale: a sweeping tapestry of people who are making the world a better place and a guide to the ways that we can do the same -- whether with a donation of $5 or $5 million, with our time, by capitalizing on our skills as individuals, or by using the resources of our businesses. With both research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving, identify successful local and global initiatives, and share examples from the front lines of social progress. We meet people like Dr. Gary Slutkin, who developed his landmark Cure Violence program to combat inner-city conflicts in the United States by applying principles of epidemiology; Lester Strong, who left a career as a high-powered television anchor to run an organization bringing in older Americans to tutor students in public schools across the country; MIT development economist Esther Duflo, whose pioneering studies of aid effectiveness have revealed new truths about, among other things, the power of hope; and Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede, who are transforming Kenya's most notorious slum by expanding educational opportunities for girls. A Path Appears offers practical, results-driven advice on how best each of us can give and reveals the lasting benefits we gain in return.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385349918
0385349912
9780385349925
Branch Call Number: 361 KR
Characteristics: x, 382 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: WuDunn, Sheryl 1959-- Author

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Jan 10, 2015

This book is inspiring and informative! If you want to make a difference in the world, this book will give you many ideas about how to get started. The authors demonstrate that helping others will change your life for the better too. I highly recommend this book.

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