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Top six books to read

[b]Intro[/b] - Below are a few of some good books about the problems that children face and the struggle for basic needs. It is our responsibility to help these children get out of these problems at an early age.
[b]Book 1[/b]
[b]Half the Sky
Author [/b]- Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
[b]Short summary[/b] - In this nonfiction book, Kristof and WuDunn take the readers on a shocking journey through the remote and impoverished regions Asia and Africa to meet women who are immorally struggling. Through the different stories of the women, the authors help us see that we must treat women with greater respect in order to prosper economically and fight poverty. Kristof and WuDunn bring their book to a close providing ways that the ordinary person can help bring relief to those whose suffering seems endless.
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[b]Book 2[/b]
[b]I Am Malala[/b]: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
[b]Author[/b] - Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb
[b]Short Summary[/b] -
When the Taliban, a religious group that has very different ideas about the roles of women in Pakistan society, took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. She survived, and has continued to speak out on the importance of education. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2013. In 2014, she was nominated again and won, becoming the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
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[b]Book 3
Disabled children and developing countries[/b]
[b]By[/b]- Pam Zinkin
[b]Short Summary[/b] - This book describes the lifestyle of disabled children in developing countries. This book also evaluates types of therapy, treatment and education, and survival methods when resources are scarce. Additionally, it represents what role the child’s family has on the child and vice versa. These children lead a very hard life and it is our job to help them.
[b]Book 4
Women's education in developing countries[/b]
[b]Author[/b]- Elizabeth M. King, and M. Ann Hill.
[b]Short Summary[/b][b]- [/b]This book is about how women and men get different education’s in developing countries. Why is it that men get more schooling than women? The authors of this book researched about current strategies that are used to improve education for women. The authors hope that this horrible gender gap with close soon. With the right idea, women will no longer have to worry about being literate and getting a good education to help them survive and make money.
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[b]Book 5 portfolios of the Poor [/b]
[b]Author - Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, Stuart Rutherford, Orlanda Ruthven[/b]

[b]Short Summary[/b] - Many poor people and families all around the world, work too hard to put meals on their table. The authors of this book went to places around the world and conducted multiple surveys of these poor families. After conducting a few surveys, the author’s realized that these people lost control over their own lives. These families live in hard conditions and they are in desperate need of some help.

[b]Book 6
Poor Economics
Author[/b] - Abhijit Banerjee, and Esther Duflo
[b]Short Summary [/b]- This book describes the struggle of poor people that only live on less than 99 cents per day. The authors of this book explored the poor countries that are filled with people that can barely feed themselves. After lot’s of evaluating, they have found many interesting topics and solutions. Some of these interesting topics include why the poor need to borrow to save and why they start many businesses but fail to grow any of them. This book is overall very interesting to explore the lives of people that can’t afford many things that we call necessities.
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