Get ready, your mind to be completely blown, because there’s an art to sharing a monumental story that the world needs to hear, and the ones that do it well make the biggest difference.
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban is an autobiographical book by Malala Yousafzai, co-written with Christina Lamb.
As Nature Made Him by John Colapinto: In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine and a total failure. As Nature Made Him tells the extraordinary story of David Reimer, who, when finally informed of his medical history, made the decision to live as a male.
Payback by Margaret Atwood: In this wide-ranging history of debt Margaret Atwood investigates its many meanings through the ages, from ancient times to the current global financial meltdown. … Imaginative, topical and insightful, Payback urges us to reconsider our ideas of ownership and debt – before it is too late.
Stuffed and Starved by Raj Patel: It’s a perverse fact of modern life: There are more starving people in the world than ever before, while there are also more people who are overweight.
To find out how we got to this point and what we can do about it, Raj Patel launched a comprehensive investigation into the global food network.
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield: In An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth, Col. Hadfield describes his life and career from youth through his final space flight aboard the International Space Station (ISS). He also gives examples and advice not only on becoming an astronaut, but on living a productive and purposeful life.
The Means of Reproduction by Michelle Goldberg: Michelle Goldberg shows how the emancipation of women has become the key human rights struggle of the twenty-first century in The Means of Reproduction. Deeply reported across four continents, the book explores issues such as abortion, female circumcision, and Asia’s missing girls to dramatize the connections between international policymaking and individual lives. Goldberg demonstrates how women’s rights are key to addressing both overpopulation and rapid population decline, reducing world poverty, and retarding the spread of AIDS.
Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn: Half the Sky discusses the oppression of women in the developing world and shares stories of victims and survivors who are working to raise awareness, counter abuse and campaign for women’s rights.
By- Monalisa Gogoi