And Our Next Book Club Reading Is…

Half the SkyHalf the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Our next book club reading for the Amnesty chapter is a book that has inspired many across the country, and continues to inspire (the book now has an accompanying documentary, a Facebook game, and a whole movement dedicated to making a difference on the issue of women’s rights). One of the co-authors, Sheryl WuDunn, recently spoke at Saint Louis University on this issue, giving the book a local tie. Women’s rights also remains a pressing issue, despite how far we’ve come in our country and around the world.

We don’t have any specific dates yet, but start reading today, because you’ll have wished that you started reading this book sooner. We also plan to watch the documentary that accompanies, but we don’t have a date for that either. But, start reading! The book is about 300 pages, and we did have issue with our last book club reading that some were not able to finish the book in time. So, please don’t wait until we announce dates for the discussion and the documentary to start reading. And no, you can’t exactly watch the movie instead of reading the book. Although they cover similar topics, the stories featured in the movie aren’t featured in the book.

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