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By Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
The title, taken from a Chinese proverb, says it all: "Women hold up half the sky." This book is different from others about gender oppression: It illustrates how women in Africa and Asia are leading a courageous, strong crusade. It is a story of empowerment. We can learn from their wisdom. This book takes a sad song and makes it better, so to speak.
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