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If I Had a Hammer: Building Homes and Hope with Habitat for Humanity — paperback edition

By David Rubel, with a foreword by Jimmy Carter
Release date of paperback edition: August 2010

 

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If I Had a Hammer: Building Homes and Hope with Habitat for Humanity
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About the book

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

Somewhere in West Virginia, a thirteen-year-old girl now invites friends home without embarrassment. In a Brazilian village, children no longer sleep beneath a table when the heavy rains come. For a quarter-century in nearly ninety countries, Habitat for Humanity has built homes with and for 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 — and now this captivating account, abundantly illustrated with photos, relays their favorite stories with special resonance for young readers. Exploring everything from creative home design (like using window bars in India to keep out monkeys) to the emotional rewards of helping to build a house from the ground up, this is an essential resource for inspiring future youth volunteers.

About the paperback edition
The paperback edition is illustrated with color photos of construction sites and volunteers and includes a riveting account of building a neighborhood in Thailand for the 2009 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

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