The Power of Half

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When fourteen-year-old Hannah Salwen saw a homeless man at the same instant she spotted a man driving a glistening Mercedes, she said, "Dad, if that man had a less nice car, that man there could have a meal." Acting on her urge to do something, Hannah's family made the extraordinary decision to sell their Atlanta mansion, buy a house half its size, and give half of the sale price to a worthy charity. Their plan eventually took them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone. In the end they learned that ...

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Overview

When fourteen-year-old Hannah Salwen saw a homeless man at the same instant she spotted a man driving a glistening Mercedes, she said, "Dad, if that man had a less nice car, that man there could have a meal." Acting on her urge to do something, Hannah's family made the extraordinary decision to sell their Atlanta mansion, buy a house half its size, and give half of the sale price to a worthy charity. Their plan eventually took them across the globe and well out of their comfort zone. In the end they learned that they had the power to change a little corner of the world. Warm, funny, and deeply moving, The Power of Half is the story of how one family grew closer as they discovered that half could be so much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061824968
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/10/2010
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 6 CDs/7 Hours
  • Sales rank: 1,407,556
  • Product dimensions: 5.12 (w) x 5.98 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin Salwen was a reporter and editor at the Wall Street Journal for more than eighteen years. After that, he started a magazine, Motto. He has served on the board of Habitat for Humanity in Atlanta and works with the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Hannah Salwen is a junior at the Atlanta Girls' School, where she is a member of the varsity volleyball team, coeditor of the school yearbook, and a representative on the student council. She has been volunteering since the fifth grade at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Café 458, and other nonprofits.

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  • Posted May 15, 2010

    AN UPBEAT BEACON OF HOPE AND LESSON IN LIFE

    A great way to enhance the book is to listen to it read by someone else, great to listen to for the first time if you can't read the book.. will sweep you into a great mood In these times of gloom and doom as a great upbeat beacon of hope showing us a great lesson in life...teenagers DO care, Parents CAN get along and valitdate their ideas, we can give of ourselves and not only still be ok but be better for it...a story of growing while helping others grow even while subtracting..."more is less and less is more" "we can't change everything but we can all change something and thus the whole outcome can even be greater than the sum of its parts" LOVED IT

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