Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time

What began as an inspirational film and grew into a global movement is now a book - featuring the inspiring stories of more than 30 girls from around the world.

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With gorgeous photographs, infographics and a compelling narrative, this young adult book by Tanya Lee Stone complements the Girl Rising film and curricular material, expands on the film’s themes and illuminates the featured stories, and those of other girls we met during the production process.

This collection will inspire readers of all ages to join the growing movement to educate and empower girls and help change the world.

A free Educator’s Guide, created by our partners at The George Washington University, is a tremendous companion to the book.

Need convincing? Check out what others are saying:

“The result is a vivid, heartrending portrait of resilience in the face of tremendous obstacles…“
Publisher’s Weekly

“This well-organized emotional plea would be a welcome addition in high schools with a community service or human rights focus.”
Eileen Makoff, Educator, Brooklyn, NY

"A moving account of hardships and triumphs that is bound to inspire future activists, this is a devastating but crucial read.”
Kirkus Reviews

“This book is a spurring tribute to the precious potential each girl brings to her community and our world.”
Marie Arana, author of the Girl Rising Peru chapter

Exciting Updates!

Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time is an official Little Free Library Action Book Club selection. Get involved.

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