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Our lives begin to end the day we are silent about things that matter.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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 Enjoy the journey and keep coming back for new titles.


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

Carolyn Jessop

The Glass Castle:
A Memoir

Jeanette Walls

In an Instant
Lee and Bob Woodruff

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



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

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


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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