Paola Gianturco, author, "Wonder Girls: Changing Our World"
Air Dates: January 2-4, 2021
This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is Paola Gianturco, author of "Wonder Girls: Changing Our World," the first book to document the work of groups of activist girls age 10 to 18 internationally. The book features 15 groups of girls who are tackling challenges in 13 countries in the Americas, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Oceania.
“Wonder Girls” gives voice to 90 activist girls around the world. These real-life heroes are transforming our world using energy and intelligence, creativity and confidence, determination, and dreams. Watching these international activists, it is time to overturn our assumptions about young people aged 10-18. Some perceive them as “the future.” But RIGHT NOW they are enhancing, education, safety, health, equality, and the environment – and stopping child marriage, domestic violence, trafficking, and war.