- 256 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
- HIV/AIDS -- Cultural Preservation -- Environment -- Human rights -- Education -- Justice -- Spiritual life -- Health -- Politics -- Energy.Includes bibliographical references: (p. 248-252) and index.Summary: "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. Irish grandmothers teach children to sow seeds and cook with fresh, local ingredients. Other Argentine grandmothers continue their 40-year search for grandchildren who were kidnapped during the nation's military dictatorship. Philippine 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 randmothers monitor checkpoints to prevent abuse, 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."--publisher website.