Global Issues

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer

For those who want to give their students a global perspective, this story of a young man from poverty-stricken Malawi who figured out how to build a windmill from scavenged parts to bring electricity to his village hits all the right notes: a deep look into life in a developing nation, science and engineering insights—and inspiration.

William is now an engineering major at Dartmouth College.

“This is an amazing, inspiring and heartwarming story! It’s about harnessing the power not just of the wind but of imagination and ingenuity. Those are the most important forces we have for saving our planet. William Kamkwamba is a hero for our age.”—Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein

Freshman Common Read: Avila University, Purdue University, Maryville University, University of Florida, Central College, Boise State University, University of New Mexico-Albuquerque, Utah Valley University, Winthrop University, and California State University, Chico—among others

William Morrow Paperbacks: 320 pp.
2010 •  978-0-06-173033-7 •  pb •  $14.99 ($16.99/CAN)
Available in an e-book edition.

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William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

A 2007 TED Global Fellow, William Kamkwamba has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal and is a finalist for the Tech Museum Award. He is an accomplished speaker who has delivered an address at the 2008 World Economic Forum. He is a recent Dartmouth University grad with a degree in engineering.

Co-writer Bryan Mealer is the author of All Things Must Fight to Live: Stories of War and Deliverance in Congo, which chronicled his experience as a war reporter in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A former Associated Press staff correspondent, Mealer contributes to several magazines, including Harper’s and Esquire.

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The Girl With Seven Names
A North Korean Defector's Story
Hyeonseo Lee

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by the secretive and brutal communist regime created by dictator Kim Il-Sung and his successors. Although her privileged family background insulated her from the cruelest horrors of the regime, living near the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom, and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to realize that she had been brainwashed her entire life. At age seventeen, she decided to escape. With this compelling and unforgettable memoir based on her acclaimed TED Talk, which Oprah called “The most riveting TED talk ever,” Hyeonseo Lee becomes one of the first female defectors from North Korea to share her story. Strong, brave and eloquent, this book is a triumph of her remarkable spirit.

William Collins: 320 pp.
2016 • 978-0-00-755485-0 • pb • $15.99 ($21.99/CAN)
Available in an e-book edition.

About the Author

Hyeonseo Lee
Hyeonseo Lee is a North Korean refugee living in Seoul, South Korea. Now a student at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, she has become an advocate for fellow refugees, even helping close relatives leave North Korea after they were targeted. In February 2013 she gave a TED talk that has received more than 4 million views on their website; she has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and more. She aims to start an organization to provide assistance to North Korean refugees.

Not for Sale
The Return of the Global Slave Trade—and How We Can Fight It
Revised Edition
David Batstone

In this newly revised and updated edition, award-winning journalist, author and professor David Batstone gives students the facts on the $31 billion human trafficking epidemic and profiles the new generation of abolitionists who are fighting it and reports on how to stop it.

Not for Sale not only informs, it challenges each reader to take action. My students were appalled to learn of the prevalence of human trafficking around the world, but this insight inspired many of them to begin working on a local, national, or global level to bring about change. David Batstone will inspire any student.”—Stephanie M. Foote, Director, Academic Success Center, University of South Carolina Aiken

Freshman Common Read: Kennesaw State University, University of South Carolina Aiken

HarperOne: 304 pp.
2010 • 978-0-06-199883-6 • pb • $14.99 ($16.99/CAN)
Available in an ebook edition.

About the Author

David Batsone
David Batstone is a professor of business and social responsibility at the University of San Francisco and is the author of Saving the Corporate Soul & (Who Knows?) Maybe Your Own, which won the Nautilus Award for “2004 Best Business Book.” Batstone also serves as managing partner of Right Reality, a venture firm that invests in profitable ventures to benefit the world’s “bottom billion” and the environment. He was a member of the founding team of Business 2.0 magazine, served five years as executive editor ofSojourners magazine, and has written regularly for the New York TimesChicago Tribune, Wired, Spin, and USA Today.


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Little Princes
One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal
Conor Grennan

Conor Grennan left his job with a plan to travel the world. Stopping first to volunteer at the Little Princes Orphanage in war-torn Nepal, his life changed forever. Conor soon discovered that many of the children with whom he had been playing with were not orphans, but the victims of human traffickers, who had kidnapped children from their homes and families. Shocked and affected by what he learned, Conor opened his own orphanage two years later, with the mission of helping to reunite stolen kids with their families.

“The author stumbles into volunteering in an orphanage in Nepal and gets involved in reuniting trafficked children with their families. The energy of these children will make you laugh even though they’ve been through hardship and loss.”—San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

Freshman Common Read: Ball State University, St. Bonaventure University, San Jose State University, Otterbein University, Central College, Wingate University, Michigan Technical University, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute—among others

William Morrow Paperbacks: 320 pp.
2012 • 978-0-06-193006-5 • pb • $14.99 ($16.99/CAN)
Available in an ebook edition.

About the Author

Conor Grennan
Conor Grennan volunteered in Nepal at the Little Princes Children’s Home in the village of Godawari in 2004. He would eventually return to Nepal to launch Next Generation Nepal (NGN), a nonprofit organization dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families in postwar Nepal. Conor is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the NYU Stern School of Business. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, son, and daughter.

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The Dressmaker of Khair Khana
Five Sisters, One Remarkable Family, and the Woman Who Risked Everything to Keep Them Safe
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

The life Kamila Sidiqi had known changed overnight when the Taliban seized control of Kabul. After receiving a teaching degree during the civil war, Kamila was subsequently banned from school and confined to her home. When her father and brother were forced to flee the city, Kamila became the sole breadwinner for her five siblings. Armed only with grit and determination, she picked up a needle and thread and created a thriving business of her own. 



The Dressmaker of Khair Khanamoves beyond the headlines to transport students to an Afghanistan they have never seen before. This is a story of war, but it is also a story of sisterhood and resilience in the face of despair. Kamila Sidiqi’s journey will inspire your students, but it will also change the way they think about one of the most important political and humanitarian issues of our time.


“Pure inspiration . . . It reveals in acute detail the anxiety of ordinary people trying to fold their lives around the whims and laws of abusive regimes.”—Los Angeles Times

Freshman Common Read: University of Florida, Berry College

Harper Perennial: 304 pp.
2012 • 978-0-06-173247-8 • pb • $14.99 ($16.99/CAN)
Available in an ebook edition.
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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a Fellow and Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. In 2004 she left ABC News to earn her MBA at Harvard, where she began writing about women entrepreneurs in conflict and post-conflict zones, including Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Rwanda. Her reporting on entrepreneurs in these countries has been published by the New York Times, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, CNN.com, and the Daily Beast, as well as the World Bank and Harvard Business School. She lives in Los Angeles.







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Find Me Unafraid
Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum
Kennedy Odede & Jessica Posner

Find Me Unafraid tells the uncommon love story between two uncommon people whose collaboration sparked a successful movement to transform the lives of vulnerable girls and the urban poor. Kennedy Odede grew up in Kibera, one of the worst slums in Africa, teaching himself to read with old newspapers. When an American volunteer gave him the work of Mandela, Garvey, and King, teenaged Kennedy decided he was going to change his community. He bought a soccer ball and started a youth empowerment group he called Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO). In 2007, Wesleyan undergraduate Jessica Posner spent a semester abroad in Kenya working with SHOFCO. Though it was unheard of for a white person, she decided to live in Kibera with Kennedy, and they fell in love. Jess and Kennedy founded Kibera’s first tuition-free school for girls, a large, bright blue building, which stands as a bastion of hope in what once felt like a hopeless place. And Jessica and Kennedy are just getting started.

Freshman Common Read: University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Coastal Carolina University

Ecco: 352 pp.
2016 •  978-0-06-229286-5 •  pb •  $15.99 ($19.99/CAN)
Available in an e-book edition.


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The Shed That Fed a Million Children
The Extraordinary Story of Mary's Meals
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow

This is the compelling story of how a cripplingly shy Salmon farmer from Argyll, Scotland became the international CEO of a global charity that now feeds over 800,000 children a day.

In 1992, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow was enjoying a pint with his brother when he got an idea that would change his life—and radically change the lives of others. After watching a news bulletin about war-torn Bosnia, the two brothers agreed to take a week's hiatus from work to help. What neither of them expected that this "one-time trip" would become become Magnus's life's work—leading him to leave his job, sell his house, and direct all his efforts to feeding thousands of the world's poorest children. Magnus retells how a series of miraculous circumstances and an overwhelming display of love from those around him led to the creation of Mary's Meals, an organization that could hold the key to eradicating child hunger altogether. This humble, heart-warming yet powerful story has never been more relevant in our society of plenty and privilege. It will open your students’ eyes to the extraordinary impact that one person can make.

“Magnus takes us on an extraordinary personal adventure into some of the most dangerous and unforgiving parts of the world, all for a single, simple mission: every child deserves to eat. ”–Conor Grennan, bestselling author of Little Princes

William Collins: 320 pp.
2016 •  978-0-00-815224-6 •  pb •  $14.99 (N/C)
Available in an e-book edition.

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Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow
Magnus started his career as a Salmon farmer in rural Argyll, but when the Balkan conflict began, he and his brother were so moved by the scenes on television that they gathered a jeep-load of aid and joined a convoy travelling to Bosnia to distribute it. On his return home, Magnus expected to resume his job, however, he came back to discover that the public had carried on donating and instead he continued organising and distributing aid. In 2002 his work led him to Malawi, where he met a family whose situation would alter the course of his work, and Mary’s Meals was born.

Kennedy Odede & Jessica Posner
Kennedy Odede is one of Africa’s best-known community organizers and social entrepreneurs. He was raised in Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa, where he experienced the devastating realities of life in extreme poverty and started the Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) movement. Driven by the innovation and entrepreneurial spirits of the people of Kibera, SHOFCO became the largest grassroots organization in the slum. 

Jessica Posner is the co-founder and COO of Shining Hope for Communities. She is a nationally recognized social entrepreneur and activist. She won the 2010 Do Something Award and was named “America’s top-world changer 25 and under” live on VH1. Jess also received the prestigious Echoing Green Fellowship. Jess speaks Swahili and Luo. She splits her time between Nairobi and New York City.

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First They Killed My Father
A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers
Loung Ung

One of seven children of a government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five.Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung’s family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed.

[Ung] tells her stories straightforwardly, vividly, and without any strenuous effort to explicate their importance, allowing the stories themselves to create their own impact.” New YorkTimes

Angelia Jolie Pitt’s film adaption of Loung Ung’s memoir will release in late 2016 as a Netflix Original film.

Freshman Common Read: Ball State University, Colin County Community College, Stanford’s Three-Book Program

Harper Perennial: 288 pp.
2006 •  978-0-06-085626-7 •  pb •  $15.99 ($19.99/CAN)
Available in an e-book edition.

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How Dare the Sun Rise
Memoirs of a War Child
Sandra Uwiringiyimana

Sandra Uwiringiyimana was ten years old when she found herself with a gun pointed at her head. The rebels had come at night—wielding weapons, torches, machetes. She had watched as her mother and six-year-old sister were gunned down in a refugee camp, far from their home in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The rebels were killing people who weren’t from the same community, the same tribe. In other words, they were killing people simply for looking different.

In this profoundly moving memoir, Sandra tells the story of her survival, of finding her place in a new country, and of her hope for the future. How Dare the Sun Rise shows the unrelenting strength of one incredible young woman and her family, unveiling how she found a way to give voice to her people and begin the path to healing through art and activism.

In a world on fire, Sandra’s story of survival delivers essential truths and a message of peace and unity that speaks to us all.” Tina Brown, founder and CEO of Tina Brown Live Media/Women in the World

Katherine Tegen Books: 288 pp.
2017 •  978-0-06-247014-0 •  hc •  $19.99 ($24.99/CAN)
Available in an e-book edition.

Loung Ung
Loung Ung is National Spokesperson for the “Campaign for a Landmine Free World,” a program of the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. VVAF founded the International Campaign to Ban Landmines which was the recipient of the Nobel Peace Price in 1997. Ung lectures extensively throughout the United States and appears regularly in the media.
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About the Author
Sandra Uwiringiyimana
Sandra Uwiringiyimana
Sandra Uwiringiyimana is Co-founder and Director of Partnerships & Communications at Jimbere Fund, an organization that aims to revitalize distressed communities in Congo. Since her family's resettlement in 2007, Sandra has fought hard to call for justice for the Gatumba massacre and has become a voice for women and girls, refugees and immigrants, and forgotten people like the Banyamulenge Tribe. In telling her story, Sandra has shared the world stage with Charlie Rose, Angelina Jolie, and Tina Brown at the Women in the World Summit. She addressed the United Nations Security Council at the request of Ambassador Samantha Power to plead with world leaders to act on the pressing issue of Children in Armed Conflict. Sandra is a student at Mercy College in New York City.
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