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Reading Program: Bonus Books

Bonus BookWhen you see the "B" near a book’s title in the Reading Program catalog, it is a bonus book. Bonus books count as two books -  either as two books in one category or as one book in each of two categories.

2014-Finding Higher Ground: Adaptation in the Age of Warming Bonus Book

by Amy Seidl | Beacon Press (2012)
$18.00-RP4227 | 216 pages

How are you adapting to life with climate change? In Finding Higher Ground, Seidl brings us stories of adaptation from the natural world and human communities. She offers eye-opening examples of how plants, insects, birds and mammals are already adapting both behaviorally and genetically by adjusting their mating, breeding and growing cycles to fit the changes in their environment.

2014-A Twist of Faith: An American Christian's Quest to Help Orphans in Africa Bonus Book

by John Donnelly | Beacon Press (2012)
$25.95 -RP4212 | 200 pages

Carpenter David Nixon knew nothing about Malawi. But after learning about his church's efforts to aid its impoverished citizens, he decided to raise money to build an orphanage. He discovered, however, that what he thought was good for the Malawians was not what they needed and ended up building a school and feeding center that supports 350 children orphaned by AIDS.

The Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed FamiliesThe Mangrove Tree: Planting Trees to Feed Families Bonus Book

by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore
For a long time the people of Harigigo, a village in the tiny country of Eritrea, were living without enough food for themselves and their animals. Then along came a scientist, Gordon Sato, who helped change their lives for the better, and it all started with some special trees.

Purchase information:$19.95

One World Kids Cookbook: EasyOne World Kids Cookbook: Easy, Healthy and Affordable Family Meals Bonus Book

Sean Mendez
This colorful, amply illustrated cookbook of international recipes emphasizes the educational, nutritional and social benefits of cooking with children, offering 19 recipes from as many nations. The book devotes four pages to each recipe and country, along with enriching notes on food and cultural facts. The emphasis here is on fun, collaboration, invention and food as an engaging art rather than exact science.

Purchase information:$20.00

Rubble Nation: Haiti's PainRubble Nation: Haiti's Pain, Haiti's PromiseBonus Book

Chris Herlinger & Paul Jeffrey
Rubble Nation takes readers back to this complicated and fragile world of promise and pain. The photos and descriptions tell the story of what life is like on the ground twenty months after the earthquake.

Purchase information:$25.00

Why Africa MattersWhy Africa MattersBonus Book

by Cedric Mayson
So many books give the data on the geography, the population and the problems of Africa, but this astonishing book reveals the richness of Africa's peoples, traditions and cultures and why this is good news for the world. The book explores the heart and soul
of a great continent and allows us to appreciate the beauty while not ignoring the reality.

Purchase information:$20.00

Because He Lives2012: Because He Lives:
Faith, Hope and Love in Action
Bonus Book

by Catherine Ritch Guess
A true and living example of the faith, hope and love that emerged from one of the most horrid genocides in the world’s history, this book portrays the many ways United Methodist Women supplemental giving helps the Methodist Mission in Cambodia and the women and children there.

Purchase information:$17.95

Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril2012: Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril Bonus Book

by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson, editors
In the face of environmental degradation, species extinction and climate change, scientific knowledge, political processes or economic incentives do not tell us what we ought to do. The missing pieces include principled reasons for doing the right thing for the future of our planet, its animals, its plants and its people.
e-reader version available

Purchase information: $17.95

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness2012: New Jim Crow (The): Bonus Book
Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

by Michelle Alexander
Jim Crow laws are off the books but an astounding percentage of African-Americans are warehoused in prisons or trapped in a permanent, second-class status, much like their grandparents before them. This book challenges us all to put mass incarceration at the forefront of a new movement for racial justice.
e-reader version available
Purchase information: $19.95

Global issues Korean book cover2012: 세계화를 둘러싼 불편한 진실Bonus Book

카를 알브레히트 이멜 지음
이 책은 세계화와 각종 개발정책이 어떻게 지구촌의 불평등을 조장하고 환경을 파괴하는지를 명쾌하고 밀도 있는 분석과 다양한 그래픽 자료들을 통해 선명하게 보여주고 있다. 빈부격차에서부터 식량, 건강, 교육, 환경, 무역, 전쟁과 폭력, 인권 등 14개 주제 80개 항목을 숨막히게 따라가다 보면, ‘세계화’라는 현재진행형의 사건이 결코 나와 무관한 것이 아님을 분명하게 인식하게 될 것이다.
Purchase information: $30.00


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