Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A summer reading list to inspire you

Looking for a good book to take on your last summer trip to the beach?

Charlotte- based Mothering Across Continents, a nonprofit dedicated to developing responsible citizen-leaders around the world, recommends a list of books focused on inspiring work that addresses global problems.

Among the selections: "It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine's Path to Peace," by Charlotte's own Rye Barcott, a former Marine captain who co-founded Carolina for Kibera. The nonprofit works with residents of Kibera, Kenya's largest slum, to develop leaders and alleviate poverty.

Other books featured in the group's "I Care Book Fair" include Tracy Kidder's "Mountains Beyond Mountains" and Margaret Trost's "On That Day, Everybody Ate: One Woman's Story of Hope and Possibility in Haiti."

If you order a book through the group's web site, a portion of the money will go to support humanitarian projects in Third World countries.


part-time teacher said...

Hi Pam,

I'm wondering if this blog is for rich people only. As you state, "
Looking for a good book to take on your last summer trip to the beach?" Last summer trip to the beach? I haven't been on any trips to the beach. As a part-time teacher at CPCC, I don't have any expendable income, and I save any small amount I can for health care. How about reporting on some books which deal with our low-wage nation? How about some books that talk about people who can't afford to have surgery? As you sit on the beach, reading some bullshit, why don't you talk about how lucky you are to have a full-time job with benefits? You go girl.

Pam Kelley said...

Hi part-time teacher,

I'm sorry my beach reference offended you, but if you take a look at the books on this list, you'll see that they deal with topics such as poverty, hunger and injustice.
And for the record, I'm also a part-time employee.

part-time dummy said...

Hi Pam,

My apologies. I think the word I'm looking for is 'chagrin.'