Welcome to Paola Gianturco! I'm not sure whether or not she's found time to visit the forum since she joined NABBW late last month...
When she joined, I didn't know much about Paola, but now that I do, I want to introduce you to her. She's a Baby Boomer author and photographer, and her most recent book is titled "Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon."
This beautifully photographed book profiles activist grandmothers in 15 countries on 5 continents, who tell their stories in their own words.
The book is amazing. As the inside flap explains:
Grandmothers in Canada, Swaziland, and South Africa collaborate to care for AIDS orphans. Grandmothers in Senegal convince communities to abandon female genital mutilation. Grandmothers in India become solar engineers and bring light to their villages while those in Peru, Thailand, and Laos sustain weaving traditions. Grandmothers in Argentina teach children to love books and reading. Other Argentine grandmothers continue their 40-year search for grandchildren who were kidnapped during the nation's military dictatorship. Irish grandmothers teach children to sow seeds and cook with fresh, local ingredients. Filipino grandmothers demand justice for having been forced into sex slavery during World War II. Guatemalan grandmothers operate a hotline and teach parenting. In the Middle East, Israeli grandmothers monitor checkpoints to prevent abuse and the UAE's most popular television show stars four animated grandmothers who are surprised by contemporary life. Indigenous grandmothers from thirteen countries conduct healing rituals to bring peace to the world.
Gianturco's full-color images and her heroines' amazing tales make Grandmother Power an inspiration for everyone, and it cements the power of grandmothers worldwide.
All author royalties will be donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, which provides grants to African grandmothers who are raising AIDS orphans.
If you'd like more information, here's Paola's Grandmother Power website.
This book is inspirational and would make a great gift for any grandmother you know. And of course, those who have grandmothers...