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If I had a hammer : stories of building homes and hope with Habitat for Humanity

Author: David Rubel; Jonathan T M Reckford
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010. ©2009 ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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For a quarter-century in more than ninety countries, Habitat for Humanity has built homes in partnership with 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. In this captivating look at Habitat from the inside out, read personal accounts from volunteers and homeowners about building Habitat homes,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Young adult literature
Named Person: Jimmy Carter; Rosalynn Carter; Millard Fuller; Jimmy Carter; Rosalynn Carter; Millard Fuller
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Rubel; Jonathan T M Reckford
ISBN: 9780763647698 0763647691
OCLC Number: 657331290
Notes: "An Agincourt Press book."
"Includes new material from the latest Carter Work Project in Thailand"--Cover.
"Text copyright ©2009 by David Rubel, Postscript copyright ©2010 by David Rubel"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: xi, 164 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword by Jimmy Carter In the beginning --
Shelter --
How to design a house --
Service --
How to build a house --
Bridge-building --
How to install a toilet --
Transformation --
Postscript --
Afterword by Jonathan Reckford.
Responsibility: David Rubel ; with a foreword by Jimmy Carter.

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For a quarter-century in more than ninety countries, Habitat for Humanity has built homes in partnership with 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. In this captivating look at Habitat from the inside out, read 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, and understand how Habitat for Humanity offers a "hand up, not a hand out" to people in need.

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A comprehensive look at the Habitat for Humanity program.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2011-04-11) Excellent Permalink

This is a comprehensive look at the Habitat for Humanity program, beginning with the history of the program up until today. It also talks about Jimmy Carter's involvement since leaving the presidency. We all know of the program in the United States, but houses are being built all over the world. There...
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