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TWE STORY OF THE WEEK: 2017 Books Not To Miss

Lisa See, NY Times Bestselling Author, and Pamela Burke, founder The Women's Eye | 2017 Books Not To Miss

Lisa See and TWE ‘s  Pam Burke at Poisoned Pen Bookstore

 

By Pamela Burke/December 22, 2017

It’s been a wonderful year for us to find inspiring authors to post on our website. Since the year is ending, we thought it appropriate to remember these Top Five 2017 Books on TWE that have made their mark here. We hope you pick them up or order online whenever you get the opportunity. You will not be disappointed.

1. Lisa See and The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane–Be transported to the remote mountains of China by this #1 New York Times bestselling author. Lisa writes a moving story about tradition, tea farming and the enduring connection between mothers and daughters.

We were fortunate enough to meet up with Lisa when she spoke at The Poisoned Pen bookstore in Phoenix.

Documentary Photographer Paola Gianturco with Co-Author and granddaughter, Alex Sangster with their book, Wonder Girls: Changing Our World | 2017 Books Not To Miss

Documentary photographer, Paola Gianturco, with co-author and granddaughter, Alex Sangster with their book, “Wonder Girls: Changing Our World”

2.  Paula Gianturco and Wonder Girls–Girls are banding together all over the world, finding strength in numbers and succeeding. Wonder Girls: Changing Our World is the first book to document the work of groups of activist girls 10-18. Documentary photographer Paula and her 11-year-old granddaughter Alex Sangster write about 15 groups of girls in 13 countries and their remarkable accomplishments.

Our radio host Stacey Gualandi was the first to interview Paola about the book this summer on this TWE podcast.

Geek Girl Rising authors Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens | 2017 Books Not To Miss

Authors of Geek Girl Rising Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens

3. Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens and their Geek Girl Rising–Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech–Patricia Caso interviewed Heather and Samantha about the changes in the tech world with the rising numbers of women who are pursuing their dreams–building cutting edge tech startups, investing in each other’s ventures and rallying the next generation of girls to get involved.

Theresa McKeown/Stacey Gualandi/Photo Provided by Stacey Gualandi | 2017 Books Not To Miss

Our contributor and radio host Stacey Gualandi with Theresa McKeown

4. Theresa McKeown and The ABC’s of Everything–Our colleague Theresa and her sisters created a company to publish creative books for children of all ages. Her first book, The ABC’s of Being Me, is part journal, part scrapbook and part photo album. Each book is a personal time capsule to be opened, remembered and cherished over the course of a lifetime.

If you are looking for a books that explore the world kids live in and that will exhance their potential, please check these out. Her second has been published, How to Eat Your ABC’s and they plan on writing more! It’s a change of career for Theresa and she loves it!

Catherine Anaya and Pamela Burke holding 20 WOMEN CHANGEMAKERS | 2017 Books Not To Miss

TWE Radio host Catherine Anaya and Pam

5. Pamela Burke and Patricia Caso, co-editors of 20 Women Changemakers–Taking Action Around the World–We are excited that we were able to publish our first book this year, an anthology that includes twenty of the inspiring women we have included on our website, radio show and podcasts over the last 5 years.

It’s a labor of love and one we hope you all get to read. These are women we can all learn from with lots of advice as to how we can all get involved and make the world a more positive place.

As Jenny Bowen, the founder of OneSky (formerly Half the Sky), whom we feature says, “It doesn’t matter if it’s Chinese orphans or what it is. If you see something wrong in the world that needs fixing, you can do something.”

There are many more fascinating books and authors we could list here but wanted to give you a taste of those we were able to feature this year. We can’t wait to start 2018 and see what wonders unfold as we keep up with our changemakers and their continuing accomplishments!

Thanks for reading our site and listening to our show…we appreciate your interest and hope you continue to follow our EYE.

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TWE Interview: Documentary Photographer Paola Gianturco on ‘Wonder Girls: Changing Our World’

Documentary Photographer Paola Gianturco with Co-Author and granddaughter, Alex Sangster with their book, Wonder Girls: Changing Our World

Documentary photographer, Paola Gianturco, with co-author and granddaughter, Alex Sangster, and their book, ‘Wonder Girls: Changing Our World’

By Stacey Gualandi/October 11, 2017
Photos: Paola Gianturco

Today is the United Nations International Day of the Girl Child and the publication date of an inspiring new book, Wonder Girls: Changing our World by award-winning documentary photographer and author, Paola Gianturco.

There are many concerns about the well-being of young girls around the world. They are often victims of child marriages, domestic violence and trafficking, and they are denied an education and equality.

But Paola, during her travels documenting changemaker women and grandmothers around the globe, became aware of young activist girls who are banding together to fight these cultural threats, and they are succeeding.

Paola, along with her co-author and 11-year-old granddaughter, Alex Sangster, interviewed 102 girls and created Wonder Girls the first book to document the work of these activist girls. I grabbed some precious time to interview Paola on TWE Radio to learn more about these activist girls and the work of her amazing young co-author and granddaughter, Alex… [Read more…]

TOP 10: ‘Wonder Girls’: How Girl-Led Activists Are Changing the World

Paola Gianturco/Alex, her granddaughter, authors of Wonder Girls/Photo: Paola Gianturco

‘Wonder Girls’: How Girl-Led Activists Are Changing the World: M. McGrath/M. Winsor–abcnews.go.com–10/7/17–Photo: P. Gianturco

Brand New TWE Radio: Award-Winning Photographer Paola Gianturco

Paola Gianturco – Wonder Girls: Changing Our World

Paola Gianturco – Wonder Girls: Changing Our World

Wonder Girls: Changing Our World

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Don’t miss the BRAND NEW interview on The Women’s Eye Radio as Stacey Gualandi chats with award-winning documentary-photographer Paola Gianturco about her newest book, Wonder Girls: Changing Our World.

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Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster

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Paola talks about how she and her 11-year-old granddaughter Alex Sangster collaborated to highlight the work of fifteen girl-led nonprofit groups in thirteen countries. These girls, ages 10-18, are transforming the world in amazing ways with their imagination and courage.

Paola is one of our featured 20 WOMEN CHANGEMAKERS. She has been shining the light on the life-changing work of girls and women around the world through her books  In Her Hands, Women Who Light the Dark and Grandmother Power. 

Her latest book, Wonder Girls, (available for pre-sale) will be published on Oct. 10, 2017, the day before International Day of the Girl Child.

Her photographs will be exhibited from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30 at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco. Check them out if you are in the area. Thanks for listening!

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Interview: Photographer Paola Gianturco Shines the Light on Grandmother Power

Paola Gianturco with her book, 'Grandmother Power, A Global Phenomenon' on Book Launch Day

Paola Gianturco/Photo: P. Burke

By Stacey Gualandi/July 25, 2015
Twitter: Paola Gianturco

If you love photographs that take you to new corners of the world to meet fascinating people like we do, you will want to pick up a copy of Paola Gianturco’s beautiful book, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon. Paola is a renowned photographer who has made a career of documenting women’s lives. This time her subjects are over 100 grandmothers in over 15 countries.

“I was on five continents and everywhere I saw the same thing—energetic, effective grandmothers doing important work.”  Paola Gianturco

Paola’s book has won four first place literary awards; been turned into a museum exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum; and was the inspiration for a piece by composer Phyllis Chen commissioned by the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City.

I was thrilled to have her on The Women’s Eye Radio Show to talk about her special journey to capture the spirit and stories of these indomitable activist women…   [Read more…]

TWE Radio Encore Podcasts: March 1,2 2014

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Paola Gianturco, documentary photographer who has captured the global phenomenon of Grandmother Power, the title of her new book

Paola Gianturco, author of "Grandmother Power"

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Elissa Montanti, whose one woman mission is to heal the injured children of the world and who writes about it in I’ll Stand By You

Elissa Montanti, founder of Global Medical Relief Fund that provides treatment for war-wounded children

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Join us for our TWE Radio Encore Special broadcast this weekend on The Women’s Eye Radio Show as Host, Stacey Gualandi, interviews:

Paola Gianturco, renowned photojournalist and recently named as one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women’s eNews, whose images and stories have captured the global phenomenon of Grandmother Power , the title of her award-winning book.

Elissa Montanti, whose one woman mission is to heal the injured children of the world and who writes about it in I’ll Stand By You

Paola Gianturco and her book, "Grandmother Power"

Paola Gianturco

Elissa Montanti and her book, "I'll Stand by You"

Elissa Montanti

 

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TOP 10: Grandmother Power Celebrated in Museum Exhibit

Paola Gianturco, author, Grandmother Power

Grandmother Power Celebrated in Museum Exhibit: Donne Davis–gagasisterhood.com–10/26/13