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Regular People Who Changed The World, And How You Can Too

NEAR ACCRA, GHANA - 2009/02/19: Rural Ghanian students study with the help of a kerosene lantern in the evening. Many village
NEAR ACCRA, GHANA - 2009/02/19: Rural Ghanian students study with the help of a kerosene lantern in the evening. Many villages in rural Ghana lack electrical infrastructure, making it difficult for students to study in the evenings. Empower Playgrounds' mission is to enhance educational opportunities for children in deprived villages by providing renewable energy through electricity-generating playground equipment, smart LED lanterns, and hands-on science kits. (Photo by Taylor Weidman/LightRocket via Getty Images)

In their first best-selling book, Half the Sky, husband and wife team Nicholas D. Kristof, a New York Times columnist, and Sheryl WuDunn—who together were the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism—looked at the struggles faced by women and girls around the world.

Now, in A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity, they bring us uplifting stories of individuals who are making the world a better place—from two women transforming a Nairobi slum by expanding educational opportunities for girls to an American doctor using the principles of epidemiology to combat inner-city problems.

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