Sunday, February 24, 2013


I made my first library display! The Women's Center is reading Half the Sky and needed a display to help promote the reading and a screening of the film.

Ta-da! There will be a poster on the window behind it once they bring it to us, but in the meantime, I think it looks pretty nice. Here's a close-up of the thing at the top right:

Half the Sky is about women who have undergone terrible things in Africa and Asia, but came out of the situations with a happy ending. So I found some stories that kind of fit that, and connected them with the countries they came from in the Middle East. (Iraq: there were more female candidates than ever in the 2010 elections; Iran: the first Iranian to win the Nobel Peace Prize was female lawyer Shirin Ebadi; Pakistan: Malala Yousefzai was shot for attending school and speaking out against the Taliban, but she survived and kept learning and speaking; Saudi Arabia: the first two female Olympians from Saudi Arabia competed in the 2012 London Olympics, Sarah Attar in track and field, and Wojdan Shaherkani in judo.)

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