However Long The Night
However Long the Night is the unlikely and inspiring story of Molly Melching, an American woman whose experience as an exchange student in Senegal led her to found Tostan and dedicate almost four decades of her life to the girls and women of Africa.
Praise for However Long the Night
“Molly Melching saw a deeply disturbing but deeply entrenched practice and refused to accept that it couldn’t be stopped. Her relentless efforts are proof that commitment and partnership can drive transformational change.” ―Hillary Rodham Clinton
“The story of Molly Melching and Tostan proves that determined and loving individuals can accomplish the seemingly impossible--abandonment of a harmful tradition that is thousands of years old.” ―Former President Jimmy Carter
“Melching’s incredible journey from Illinois to Africa, from graduate student to great humanitarian, is paralleled by the journey of the countless women touched by her work: a journey to understanding, empowerment and human dignity.” ―Lisa See, bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan)
On June 16th, 1999, Pam Cope’s life changed forever with the death of her 15-year-old son from an undiagnosed heart ailment.
Needing to get as far away as possible from everything that reminded her of her loss, she accepted a friend's invitation to travel to Vietnam, and, from the moment she stepped off the plane, everything she had been feeling since her son's death began to shift. By the time she returned home, she had a new mission: to use her pain to change the world, one small step at a time, one child at a time.
Praise for Jantsen’s Gift
"This is a wonderful story of a woman whose personal tragedy gave birth to a gift and how she fulfilled that legacy to make the world a better place."―Publishers Weekly
"The author's charitable, compassionate nature saturates the narrative, giving it a smooth, unrushed flow...a skillfully written account of life after grief."―Kirkus
"A profound reminder of what a difference one person can make in the world."―Washington Post