Pioneering Education for Girlsis a fascinating history of the men and women who established formal educational institutions for girls in six different countries: the USA, India, Britain, Singapore, Uganda and Azerbaijan. . . . Sperandio shows convincingly how social entrepreneurs produced social change. She brings to light some extraordinary individuals, who not only challenged opposition to girls’ education but devoted their lives to providing it. The stories of their interventions in girls’ lives are thrilling, but also have an element of sadness when they reveal that the dependence of pioneering schools on private and sometimes philanthropic funding added to their vulnerability and the unpredictability of their survival. This remains a problem in the world today.