Miatta reads

Once a refugee, she’s opened one of Liberia’s few bookstores, where children can read about themselves


It’s hard to learn to read when your country has been torn apart by war and disease. It’s even harder when children’s books come from far away. But Wayétu Moore, whose family fled Liberia’s civil war when she was five, is setting out to change the odds for kids in Liberia and other countries with low literacy.

Jiu Jitsu

From quidditch in California to karate in Cairo, women are winning — join them on the map

The World

Ghana’s ‘carry girls’ strive to be somebody, earning tips to pay school fees back home