Wu Qing, a political leader and and renowned human rights advocate, visited the First Book office yesterday to tell us a little about her work in China. One of the many hats she wears is that of an educator: helping rural women in China find their voice in a society often dominated by men.
Education and the fight against illiteracy is a big part of that effort; as First Book expands into other parts of the world we want to learn everything we can about the heroic work being done by local programs and educators like Wu Qing.
In honor of her visit, First Book is donating 500 new books to children in low-income rural American communities. You can learn more about Wu Qing and her work here.