The stories in Forgotten Girls
are not easy to read, but they will change you. Youll learn about obscure and little-known cultural and societal practices around the world, from Africa to Asia--and youll find that todays injustices pare down to the names, faces, nightmares and dreams of real girls you wont be able to forget." ("10 Books on Faith & Justice," ACT:S, www.worldvisionacts.org)
"A book we all need to read about little girls and women who are living in parts of the world that most of us never even think about. After reading, be prepared to want to do something to spread the word of the mistreatment of women and children." (Beverly Dillow, Retailers + Resources, November/December 2009)
"Through riveting, firsthand accounts, Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett take you on a mind-blowing, heart-expanding global expedition as they tell stories of the most defenseless and voiceless of our time--women and children. Forgotten Girls
is an unforgettable read, one that can convert our lack of awareness into meaningful, urgent action!" (Beth Booram, author of Awaken Your Senses)
"This is a moving and inspiring collection of personal stories about real girls from Asia to Africa surviving violence, abuse, discrimination and injustice . . . and the role of God's hand in turning lives of desperation into lives of hope. Strom and Rickett make the facts and sociocultural realities of their worlds come alive, and they challenge us to question our own assumptions about whether or not any single person can make a difference. . . . Everyone's help is needed to truly end this oppression and abuse." (Dean Hirsch, global ambassador, World Vision International)
About the Author
A professional writer based in Eugene, Oregon, Kay Marshall Strom has written more than thirty books. She now partners with her husband (Daniel Kline) as Kline, Strom International, Inc., and together they have spoken on various topics to well over 100,000 people in more than twenty countries.
Michelle Rickett is founder and president of She Is Safe (formerly known as Sisters In Service), an international ministry mobilizing advocates to equip women against poverty, oppression, exploitation and spiritual darkness in the world's hardest places through practical grassroots projects. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, she is also coauthor (with husband Daniel) of a Bible study course that graduates mentors called Ordinary Women
(Wine Press, 2001) and a contributing author to A Celebration of Women
(Watercolor Press, 2001).