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

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For a quarter century in more than ninety countries, Habitat for Humanity has built homes with and for the people who are most in need of them, aided by more than a million volunteers—two of the most devoted of whom are former president Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn.

In this captivating look at Habitat from the inside out:

· Listen to personal accounts from volunteers and homeowners about building Habitat homes
· Learn of the physical challenges Habitat faces due to climate, available building materials, and resources at building sites around the world
· Understand how Habitat for Humanity offers a “hand up, not a hand out” to people in need

“This is an inspiring book, telling how ideas starting on a little farm in Georgia have grown to a worldwide movement bringing people together.” —Pete Seeger, songwriter

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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.

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Technology and faith are the subjects in this hands-on account of Habitat for Humanity, the organization that helps create safe, decent housing for those in need in the U.S. and across the globe. Starting with his eloquent foreword, former President Jimmy Carter talks throughout the book about how, inspired by his Christian faith, he is committed to Habitat’s work ethic, which stipulates that the poor are not given a handout but a handup. As part of the program, rich and poor people build homes together, and volunteers cover their own costs. The book’s open design, with clear type on thick, quality paper, includes many color photos of people living in poverty, from Durban, South Africa, to Berea, Kentucky. Also included are close-up images of volunteers and residents installing roofs, painting windows, and completing new homes. The text’s details about the essentials of providing shelter, fresh water, electricity, and effective sewage systems for all combine into a powerful message that will inspire many readers, including adults. Grades 6-12. --Hazel Rochman

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