* When Stevens founded the Thistle Stop Cafe, she discovered that tea laborers overseas were suffering economic and social repression. Going beyond the niceties of afternoon garden parties, she exposes the challenging truths about the beverage's violent history---and shares the story about a powerful movement to bring freedom and fair wages to tea workers worldwide. 256 pages, softcover from Jericho.
BECCA STEVENS is an Episcopal priest serving as chaplain at St. Augustine's at Vanderbilt University. She is the founder of Magdalene and Thistle Farms, social enterprises for women recovering from violence, prostitution, and addiction. The White House named her a Champion of Change in 2011. The Small Business Council of America named her the Humanitarian of the Year in 2014.
Learn more: BeccaStevens.org
"If you have not already met Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms fame, it's time you had the pleasure, and here's your chance. Just look how she shares tea and happiness-isn't she wonderful?"James Norwood Pratt, America's Tea Sage, author of JNP's Tea Dictionary, etc.
"Becca Stevens is a force of nature-both as a speaker and with her words on the page. Her message always gets right to the heart of the matter."John Prine, songwriter
"[Women served by thistle Farms] would be dead by now if it weren't for a remarkable initiative by the Rev. Becca Stevens..to help women escape trafficking and prostitution."Nicholas Kristoff, The New York Times