Edgar, Stacy. Global Girlfriends: How One Mom Made it Her Business to Help Women in Poverty Worldwide. 2011. 256p. St Martin’s, $24.99 (9780312621735). Gr. 8 and up.
Stacy Edgar used a $2000 tax refund to start a fair trade company that buys crafts from women in poverty worldwide. Edgar documents the company’s beginnings and growth and includes the stories of women around the world who have overcome great odds to create businesses, support their families, and build a she-conomy of women helping women. [ltp]