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  • The Good Doctorby Lance O'Sullivan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38

    Lance O'Sullivan is a man on a mission. Raised in Auckland by a solo mother, he had a modest upbringing typical of the time, if one chequered with difficulties. After being expelled from two schools, Lance could have gone off the rails. Instead, he found his way at Hato Petera College, connecting with his Maori ancestry, and going on to study medicine.... more...

  • Doing Good . . . Says Who?by Connie Newton; Fran Early

    Two Harbors Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    Doing Good. . . Says Who?explores the impact of good intentions from the inside. Theauthors conducted over 400 interviews and synthesized the lessons learned. The endresult is that you are on the ground with volunteers, nonprofits, donors, and—mostuniquely—the intended beneficiaries of good will. Through story telling, humor, analysis,practical... more...

  • Second Line Rescueby Barry Jean Ancelet; Marcia Gaudet; Carl Lindahl

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 35.00

    Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita chronicles the brave and creative acts through which Gulf Coast people rescued their neighbors during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Ordinary citizens joined in with whatever resources they had. Unlike many of the official responders, vernacular rescuers found ways... more...

  • Activismby Kathlyn Gay

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    This book looks at the many opportunities for teen activism and shows how more teens can get involved in causes that are important to them. Among the causes most important to teens covered in this book are campaigns for animal rights and world peace and against sexual violence, discrimination, and hate crimes. The book also discusses the pro and... more...

  • Rebuilding Community after Katrinaby Ken Reardon; John Forester

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Rebuilding Community after Katrina chronicles the innovative and ambitious partnership between Cornell University?s City and Regional Planning department and ACORN Housing, an affiliate of what was the nation?s largest low-income community organization. These unlikely allies came together to begin to rebuild devastated neighborhoods in New Orleans... more...

  • Recruiting and Managing Volunteers in Museumsby Kristy Van Hoven; Loni Wellman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 31.99

    We are in the middle of a museum paradigm shift and a new type of museum volunteer is emerging from the community. Non-profit volunteers are looking for unique and satisfying ways to engage in their communities and museums are primed to offer just the experiences these volunteers are looking for. Here?s a practical exploration of the differences... more...

  • Powered by Girlby Lyn Mikel Brown

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 16.95

    A playbook for working with and training girls to be activists of their own social movements Armed with a rich array of online media platforms, seemingly endless reserves of creativity, and a keen sense of justice, girl activists are getting things done. But scholar and activist Lyn Mikel Brown knows that for every provocative news story about one... more...

  • Katie's Cabbageby Katie Stagliano; Michelle H. Martin

    University of South Carolina Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    The charming story of one girl?s ambitious dream to end hunger, beginning with her cabbage farm more...

  • Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960by Gloria Chuku

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    This study analyzes the complexity and flexibility of gender relations in Igbo society, with emphasis on such major cultural zones as the Anioma, the Ngwa, the Onitsha, the Nsukka, and the Aro. more...

  • Assessing the Effects of Voluntary Youth Serviceby Doug McAdam; Cynthia Brandt

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 11.99

    This book uses survey data from all accepted applicants to Teach for America 1993-98 to assess the longer-term effect of youth service on participants' current civic attitudes and behaviors. While TFA "graduates" score higher than the two comparison groups ? "dropouts" and "non-matriculants" ? on a broad range of attitudinal items measuring civic commitment,... more...