Reviews and Blog Posts: women's rights

Empress Dowager Cixi : the concubine who launched modern China

by Jung Chang

Reviewer Rating:
5

After seeing a reference in another book to someone named "Cixi", I couldn't help but look her up, admittedly mostly just to find out how to pronounce such a tricky word (turns out it's Tzu-hsi​), but I was then excited to learn that she was arguably the most influential woman...

I am Malala : the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban

by Malala Yousafzai

Reviewer Rating:
3

Malala does a wonderful job telling her story of growing up in the Swat Valley region of Pakistan, daughter of a very forward thinking and education advocating father.  Her mother is quite traditional, yet supports both her husband and Malala in their efforts to speak against those who would take...

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