As we celebrate the life of Dr. King, most of us think of the famous "I Have a Dream" speech and a civil rights leader that called for equality among all colors and a chance to better the futures of that generation's children.
President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Caryl Stern has a similar vision: to care for the world's children as our own. In her book, I BELIEVE IN ZERO, Stern shares memorable stories from her travels around the world as she works toward UNICEF's mission to reduce the number of children under the age of five who die from preventable causes from 19,000 each day to zero.
Stern tells of mothers coming together to affect change, of local communities with valuable perspectives of their own, and of children who continue to sustain their dreams and hopes even in the most dire of situations. Throughout, Stern traces her emerging global consciousness—and describes how these stories can positively impact our own children.
"A powerfully written, heartbreaking account of making sure that all children have the opportunity to “dream big dreams and have a fighting chance to realize those dreams.” — Kirkus Reviews