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

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

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

President Jimmy Carter’s compelling anecdotes inspire a personal look at Habitat for Humanity that is sure to fire up a younger generation. (Age 10 and up)

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 president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. Now this captivating account, abundantly illustrated with photos, relays personal stories from volunteers and new homeowners with special resonance for young readers. Exploring everything from creative home design to the emotional rewards of helping to build a house from the ground up, this is an essential resource for inspiring future youth volunteers. Included in the paperback edition is a riveting account of building a neighborhood in Thailand for the 2009 Jimmy and Rosalynn Work Project.
Back matter includes an afterword, an index, and information about how to get involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763647698
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 08/24/2010
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,213,427
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1150L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

David Rubel is the author of the SCHOLASTIC ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE PRESIDENTS AND THEIR TIMES and the SCHOLASTIC ATLAS OF THE UNITED STATES. He lives in Chatham, New York.

Jimmy Carter served as the thirty-ninth president of the United States from 1977 to 1981 and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. A prolific author, Jimmy Carter has published more than twenty books. He lives with his wife, Rosalynn, in Plains, Georgia.

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