Because I Am a Girl: I Can Change the World

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7.9 X 9.3 X 0.2 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Plan International is one of the world's oldest and largest international charities, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. Not for profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan has only one agenda: to improve the lives of children.
Rosemary McCarney est la présidente et la directrice générale de Plan Canada, l'une des organisations internationales de développement les plus importantes au Canada. Après avoir travaillé pour la Banque mondiale, l'Agence canadienne de développement international, l'ONU et Street Kids International, Rosemary a entamé son rôle à Plan Canada où elle a mené les campagnes pour la Journée internationale de la fille et Parce que je suis une fille. Elle habite à Toronto avec sa famille. Rosemary McCarney is president and CEO of Toronto-based Plan Canada, one of the largest international development agencies in Canada. After working with organizations like the World Bank, Canadian International Development Agency, the UN, and Street Kids International, she moved to Plan Canada, where she led the initiative for the International Day of the Girl and spearheads the Because I am a Girl campaign. Rosemary lives in Toronto with her family.
Jen Albaugh is a former elementary school teacher and librarian currently working as a freelance writer and editor in Toronto who is greatly inspired by the work of Plan and the Because I am a Girl initiative.


"This is more than a book--it is a global initiative designed to advocate for the rights of girls...In spite of stories of hardship, the tone--as well as the plentiful photos of smiling girls--remains positive and hopeful, emphasizing action against injustice and inequality. This encourages everyone to be a voice for young people who do not have access to education, social mobility, and equal rights."--Booklist
"The juxtaposition of personal accounts with facts and statistics is an effective tool, not only because readers can see that the stories, though written by individuals, are actually the stories of countless other girls, but also that much is being done to alleviate the problems, dangers and barriers that girls and young women face...Vibrant, full-colour photographs depict the girls in their home environments and communities, further adding to the reader's understanding. At times heartbreaking, but, ultimately, hopeful, this book is well suited to middle school readers."--CM Magazine