a book review by Carol Creelman
Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn got its title from an old Chinese proverb that says “Women hold up half the sky”. The authors lay out a case for why empowering women in the developing world is both morally right and strategically impressive. Lifting women lifts the world is their message, (i.e.) doubles the talent pool, improves the health of the people, and brings in more economic wealth. Half the Sky offers perspective, insight, and clear-eyed optimism for why and how each of us can and should meet one of the great moral and humanitarian challenges of our time.
Half the Sky can be found in the Justice and Mission section of our library.