Books, Movies, and Websites

Here is a compilation of recommended books, articles, movies, and websites that can help you learn more about issues of injustice and extreme global poverty. Know of others that should be included on this list?

Send your recommendations to kate@onedayswages.org.

Books:

Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

By Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs 

By Greg Mortenson

The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between the Rich and the Poor in an Interconnected World  By Jacqueline Novogratz

The Bottom Billion By Paul Collier

The End of Poverty By Jeffery Sachs

The White Man's Burden By William Easterly

Mountains Beyond Mountains By Tracy Kidder

The Life You Can Save By Peter Singer


Movies & Documentaries:

LUMO (Rape as a weapon of warfare in the Congo)

Invisible Children (Child soliders in Uganda)

Shake Hands with the Devil (1994 Rwandan genocide)

Other:

Blood Diamond
(Civil wars over diamond mining in Sierra Leone)

Hotel Rwanda (1994 Rwandan Genocide)

The Constant Gardener
(Exploitation of Kenyans by pharmaceutical companies)

 

Websites:

UNICEF

United Nations Millenium Development Goals

The ONE Campaign

Global Issues

Globalization and Human Rights: Nicholas Kristof's Blog