Once A Queen
A mysterious manor house hides the keys to shocking family secrets–and rapidly fading portals to other worlds–in the richly woven opener to bestselling author Sarah Arthur’s young adult fantasy series.
When fourteen-year-old American Eva Joyce unexpectedly finds herself spending the summer at the mysterious manor house of the English grandmother she’s never met, she soon discovers that her family, the manor staff, and even the house itself are hiding secrets.
With odd things happening in the gardens at night, Eva embarks on a search for answers. Astonishingly, she learns that the Hall’s staff believe portals to other worlds exist–though hidden and steadily disappearing–and that Eva’s grandmother was once a queen in one of those worlds. But her grandmother’s heart is closed to the beauty and pain of the past. Now it’s up to Eva to discover what really happened–and to decide if it’s possible that her favorite childhood fairy tales are true. As she starts unraveling the dangerous secrets around the grandmother who is more than she appears, Eva begins to wonder if she, too, is more than she understood herself to be.
SKU (ISBN): 9780593194454
Binding: Cloth Text
Published: January 2024
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Introduction: The Girl Effect
1. Emancipating 21st Century Slaves
2. Prohibition And Prostitution
3. Learning To Speak Up
4. Rule By Rape
5. The Shame Of Honor
6. Maternal Mortality – One Woman A Minute
7. Why Do Women Die In Childbirth
8. Family Planning And The “God Gulf”
9. Is Islam Misogynistic
10. Investing In Education
11. Microcredit: The Finanical Revolution
12. The Axis Of Equality
13. Grassroots Vs Treetops
14. What You Can Do
Appendix: Organizations Supporting Women
Starred Review. New York Times columnist Kristof and his wife, WuDunn, a former Times reporter, make a brilliantly argued case for investing in the health and autonomy of women worldwide. More girls have been killed in the last fifty years, precisely because they were girls, than men were killed in all the wars of the twentieth century, they write, detailing the rampant gendercide in the developing world, particularly in India and Pakistan. Far from merely making moral appeals, the authors posit that it is impossible for countries to climb out of poverty if only a fraction of women (9% in Pakistan, for example) participate in the labor force. China’s meteoric rise was due to women’s economic empowerment: 80% of the factory workers in the Guangdong province are female; six of the 10 richest self-made women in the world are Chinese. The authors reveal local women to be the most effective change agents: The best role for Americans… isn’t holding the microphone at the front of the rally but writing the checks, an assertion they contradict in their unnecessary profiles of American volunteers finding compensations for the lack of shopping malls and Netflix movies in making a difference abroad. (Sept.)
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Are you ready to move into the second half of your life?
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