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—Mahatma Ghandi

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Angel Books

"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested"
— Francis Bacon in his Essays of 1625

The following books are few of our favorites at The Angelrock Project. Whether it is a biography, fiction, inspirational children's, parenting, self-help, or a social change book, all of the titles have one thing in common: the authors inspire you and your family to become better people, to lead a life of service, and to always search for the truth. Please click on the books to read more and to purchase directly from Amazon.com. Enjoy the journey and keep coming back for new titles.

Biographies



Aboke Girls. Children Abducted in Northern Uganda
Els De Temmerman


The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts of Reclaiming the American Dream
Barack Obama


Big Russ and Me: Father and Son: Lessons of Life
Tim Russert


The Devil Came on Horseback: Bearing Witness to the Genocide in Darfur
Brian Steidle and Gretchen Steidle Wallace


Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival
Anderson Cooper


Dreams of My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Barack Obama


Escape
Carolyn Jessop


The Glass Castle:
A Memoir

Jeanette Walls


In an Instant
Lee and Bob Woodruff


Infidel
Ayaan Hirsi Ali


Jantsen's Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace
Pam Cope with Aimee Molloy


The Last Lecture
Randy Pausch


Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Immaculée Ilibagiza


Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela


A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
Ishmael Beah


Lopsided: How Having Breast Cancer Can Be Really Distracting
Meredith Norton


The Middle Place
Kelly Corrigan


Morning Has Broken: A Couple's Journey Through Depression
Emme and Phillip Aronson


The Naked Truth: Young, Beautiful and (HIV) Positive
Marvelyn Brown and Courtney Martin


The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave
Frederick Douglass


The Pastures of Beyond: An Old Cowboy Looks Back at the Old West
Dayton O. Hyde


Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption
Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton, and Erin Torneo


A Princess Found: An American Family, An African Chiefdom and the Daughter Who Connected Them All
Sarah Culberson and Tracy Trivas


The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine
Somaly Mam


Saving Graces: Finding Solice and Strength from Friends and Strangers
Elizabeth Edwards


Stolen Angels: The Kidnapped Girls of Uganda
Kathy Cook


Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur
Halima Bashir and Damien Lewis


Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin


True Compass: A Memoir
Edward M. Kennedy


Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman
John Krakauer


29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life
Cami Walker

 

Fiction



The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison


The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
John Boyne

  


Cane River
Lalita Tademy


Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel
Jeanette Walls


Half of a Yellow Sun
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


The Help
Kathryn Stockett


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou


The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini


Netherland
Joseph O'Neill


The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Alexander Mccall Smith


Purple Hibiscus
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


Sarah's Key
Tatiana de Rosnay


Say You're One of Them
Uwem Akpan


The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd


She's Come Undone
Wally Lamb


A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini

Inspiration and Action for
Children and Teens



The Giving Book: Open the Door to a Lifetime of Giving
Ellen Sabin


I Can Make a Difference: A Treasury to Inspire Our Children
Marian Wright Edelman


I Can Make My World A Safer Place: A Kid's Book About Stopping Violence
By Paul Kivel


I'm Your Child, God: Prayers for Our Children
Marian Wright Edelman


It's Your World...If You Don't Like it, Change it: Activism for Teenagers
Mikki Halpin


A Kids Guide to Giving
Freddi Zeiler and Ward Schumaker


A Kid's Guide to Hunger and Homelessness: How to Take Action - Service Learning for Kids
Cathryn Berger Kaye


The Kid's Guide to Service Projects: Over 500 Ideas for Young People Who Want to Make a Difference
Barbara A. Lewis and Pamela Espeland


The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others Near and Far to Create Social Change
Barbara A. Lewis

 

Parenting for Social Change
and Spiritual Enlightenment



Banking on Our Future: A Program for Teaching You and Your Kids about Money
John Bryant


Be a Father to Your Child: Real Talk from Black Men on Family, Love, and Fatherhood
April R. Silver


Lanterns: A Memoir of Mentors
Marian Wright Edelman


Listen to Us: The World's Working Children
Jane Springer


The Little Hero--One Boy's Fight for Freedom: Iqbal Masih's Story
Andrew Crofts


Marian Wright Edelman: Fighter for Children's Rights
Wendie C. Old


The Measure of Our Success: A Letter from My Children to Yours
Marian Wright Edelman


Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World
Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger


Raising Charitable Children
Carol Weisman


Guide My Feet: Prayers and Meditations for Loving and Working for Children
Marian Wright Edelman

Self-Help



Be Your Own Mentor: Strategies from Top Women on the Secrets of Success
Sheila Wellington


The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life
Kevin Powell


Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We Are Not Hurting
Terrie M. Williams


A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted
Will Bowen


The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Loving, Trusting Relationships
Hill Harper


Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert


Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny
Hill Harper


A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose
Eckhart Tolle


A Plentiful Harvest: Creating Balance and Harmony Through The Seven Living Virtues
Terrie M. Williams


Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Small, The: Charting a Course for the Next Generation
Marian Wright Edelman


Simple Truths: Clear and Gentle Guidance on the Big Issues in Life
Kent Nerburn


We Carry Each Other: Getting Through Life's Toughest Times
Eric and Sharon Langshur


You Can Heal Your Life
Louise Hay and Joan Perrin Falquet

 

Social Change



Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles
Richard Dowden and Chinua Achebe


Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
Muhammad Yunus


Bring Me My Machine Gun: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa, from Mandela to Zuma
Alec Russell


Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival
Jen Marlowe


Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World
Bill Clinton


Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WeDunn


Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom
Cornel West


The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time
Jeffrey Sachs


Every Dollar Makes a Difference: The Better World Shopping Guide
Ellis Jones


The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: Eradicating Poverty Through Profits
David L. Parker, Lee Engfer, Robert Conrow, and Leeanne Engfer


How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas
David Bornstein


Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change Stitch by Stitch
Betsy Greer


New News Out of Africa: Uncovering Africa's Renaissance
Charlayne Hunter-Gault


No Room at the Table: Earth's Most Vulnerable Children
Donald H. Dunson


Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond
Don Cheadle and John Prendergast


The Price of a Dream: The Story of the Grameen Bank
David Bornstein


Our Day to End Poverty: 24 Ways You Can Make A Difference
Shannon Daley-Harris, Jeffrey Keenan, and Karen Speerstra


Stolen Dreams: Portraits of Working Children
David L. Parker, Lee Engfer, Robert Conrow, and Leeanne Engfer


Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal
Tristram Stuart


We Need to Go to School: Voices of Rugmark Children
Tanya Roberts-Davis


50 Reasons to Buy Fair Trade
Miles Litvinoff and John Madeley

 
Angel Project of the Month

Target Target Gives $1 Million
to The Salvation Army

Malaak and Chris Rock Announce Gift at the Opening of The Bushwick Salvation Army Community Center's Newly Transformed Library

Angel of the Month

Read about Ken Fredman, web developer and marketing executive in Manhattan.

Angel Interview of the Month

Read about Pam Cope, co-founder of the Touch A Life Foundation, in Dallas, TX.

Angel Organizations of the Month

The Denise Amber Lee Foundation
National Organization of the Month

Coaltion to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
International Organization of the Month

Angel Book of the Month

Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson

Angel Website of the Month

FINCA International provides financial services to the world's lowest-income entrepreneurs.

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