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The President Builds a House: The Work of Habitat for Humanity

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Former President Jimmy Carter and wife are volunteers for an extrordinary service that builds low cost housing for needy families. This documentary chronicles the building of twenty houses in just five days by an army of volunteers including the former President. Photos.
Hardcover, 88 pages
Published October 1st 1989 by Simon & Schuster (first published June 1989)
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Jul 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thought that this was a good introduction for children to Habitat for Humanity. I hadn't known most of the history of the organization, nor that they were started with a religious basis. My main complaint is that the text varies quite a bit from page to page so that some pages had several paragraphs of writing and others had only a partial sentence, which somewhat disrupted the flow of looking at the (excellent!) photos when reading aloud to several children.

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I consider myself fortunate in that I always wanted to write, have been able to do so since my undergraduate days, and have had my work published and produced in many forms – histories, novels, children’s books, documentaries, fictional programs, poetry, plays, songs, newspaper columns, magazine articles, even a comic book.

My first book, THE DAY AMERICA CRASHED, was published in 1979, and since th