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Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite
Strong Connections: Stories of Resilience from the Far Reaches of the Mobile Phone Revolution, by Rosa Wang, is an informative and compelling work of non-fiction on the importance of smartphones and mobile/digital connections in disadvantaged areas of the world, especially for women. This amazing story will show you the positive effects of technology on women's wellbeing and progress. Women who were somewhat isolated can now interact and find support systems. It's a revolution of sorts, and the affordability of smartphones and connectivity make this possible. Wang lets you have an inside look at rural areas where poverty is pervasive, and where some people can't read or write or do not have plumbing or power.
In these stories, you will meet farmers in community meetings, desolate areas of Tanzania, and interact with literate females in rural areas of India. Besides these wonderful anecdotes, Wang tells her own powerful story of being an Asian-American from Mississippi, where males rule culture and society. She has changed the face of the digital world in her own way, not even having huge experience in technology. You will enjoy hearing about the problems $2 a day can solve. It's amazing to learn how tech opened the doors to new opportunities, better financial situations, and personal power. I love hearing about how these lives have been changed.
The mobile generation spells possibility, and this is what the author and the people in this book are all about. You can learn so much about yourself from these stories; how strong we can be, and how receptive we can be when the right resources are put in front of us. It's about access and the future. This book can be a real learning experience and gives a closer look at the effects of poverty and illiteracy, and how tech can alleviate it. Being a former social worker, I can appreciate this author's efforts and accomplishments, and the impact she has on other lives. Do yourself a favor and get inspired by Strong Connections: Stories of Resilience from the Far Reaches of the Mobile Phone Revolution by Rosa Wang.