Assembly Speaker Sheryl WuDunn

Inspired by today’s Assembly with Sheryl WuDunn, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, business executive and author ?

Borrow her books from our e-book and audiobook collection Sora/OverDrive or view the PBS series Half the Sky and A Path Appears.  Please note a current PEA login is required to access online library materials.

Tightrope : Americans Reaching for Hope
“The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors [Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn] of the acclaimed, best-selling Half the Sky now issue a plea–deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans–to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure.” Ebook and audiobook available on Sora.

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
“A unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world–a roadmap to becoming a conscientious global citizen.” Ebook and audiobook available on Sora.


Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
“A unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world–a roadmap to becoming a conscientious global citizen.” Ebook available on Sora.


China Wakes : the Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power
“The definitive book on China’s uneasy transformation into an economic and political superpower by two Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporters. An insightful and thought-provoking analysis of daily life in China, China Wakes is an exemplary work of reportage.” Ebook available on Sora.

Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia
“Offers a study of Asia and how it is reshaping world affairs, tracing the origins and impact of the Asian financial crisis, the growing roles of women, and the region’s increasing economic, diplomatic, and military influence. ” Ebook available on Sora.


A Path Appears Series (PBS, available on Kanopy)
“The three-part series will take viewers on a journey across the country, and across the globe, to drive home the universality of gender inequality and the roots of vulnerability. The series, produced by Show of Force, will lead audiences to a deeper understanding of these critical issues and the proven methods of bringing about change.”

Half the Sky (PBS, available on Academic Video Online)
“Based on the widely acclaimed book by Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn this two part series was filmed in 10 countries and follows Kristof, WuDunn, and celebrity activists America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Wilde on a journey to tell the stories of inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls.”