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If I Had a Hammer: Stories of Building Homes and Hope with Habitat for Humanity

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President Jimmy Carter’s compelling anecdotes inspire a personal look at Habitat for Humanity that is sure to fire up a younger generation.

For a quarter-century in more than ninety countries, Habitat for Humanity has built homes in partnership with the people who need them, aided by more than a million multigenerational volunteers. Two of the most devoted are former presid
Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 24th 2010 by Candlewick Press (first published 2009)
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Clare Cannon
Habitat for Humanity is an international organisation founded on Christian principles that has as its mission "To demonstrate God’s love in action by mobilising partner families, volunteers and partners to provide appropriate housing solutions in sustainable communities." This book showcases some of their projects and could inspire a young readership with ideals of volunteerism.
Habitat for Humanity is such a good thing to do for people. Championed by the Carters many other famous people have worked building house for needy people also.
Sara Jones
"What the poor need is not charity but capital, not caseworkers but coworkers. And what the rich need is a wise, honorable, and just way of divesting themselves of their overabundance."
-Clarence Jordan

"Civilization flourishes when great men and women plant trees under the shade of which they will never stand."

Kind of a PSA for Habitat for Humanity, but an interesting, touching, and inspiraing read nonetheless. The books reads kind of like an extended magazine article, with tons of quotes from the people who have worked on Habitat projects and whose lives have been touched by the experience.
Quick and simple history of how Habitat got it's start and a look at some of the people who have been around through the years, including Jimmy Carter and his wife.
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David Rubel has made a career of bringing history alive for readers of all ages.

Recognized nationally as an author, speaker, and historian, David has written fifteen books and edited a dozen more during his twenty-five years in publishing. Most of these titles focus on making American history accessible to a broad audience. Working with many of the country’s finest historians—including Pulitzer P
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