Monday, November 23, 2009

Non-Fiction Monday: If I Had a Hammer

This is definitely the week of thankfulness and I know a lot of families that are incredibly thankful for having a roof over their heads, when they previously could not afford one. Habitat for Humanity is such a wonderful organization and they help make housing possible for many around thw world. Picking up this fabulous book will have you appreciating them even more.

If I Had a Hammer: Building Homes and Hope with Habitat for Humanity is written by David Rubel and has a foreword by the famous Jimmy Carter and features stories of families helped by Habitat, as well as a history of the organization and just how it started.

Truly a great book for getting younger readers to understand the magnitude of just what a few simple hours slinging a hammer can do for a family. The accompanying photographs help to highlight the families, the volunteers, the materials used, etc. Rubel dug deep into the emotions of everyone involved, yet still managed to come up with a factual book filled with great information. I learned so much about where Habitat goes and what they do...adults can use this book too!

This would make an excellent book for your library or school shelves. I would encourage teachers and librarians to use this to highlight the importance of volunteering, not to mention the necessity of being thankful for what we have in our lives. This is an important book that needs to be in reader's hands.


If I Had a Hammer: Building Homes and Hope for Habitat for Humanity
David Rubel
160 pages
Non-Fiction
Candlewick
9780763647018
October 2009
Review copy received from publisher



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