EVERYDAY HEROES: 50 AMERICANS CHANGING THE WORLD ONE NONPROFIT AT A TIME
Photographs by Paul Mobley
Text by Katrina Fried
Foreword by Arianna Huffington
Designed by Gregory Wakabayashi
Published by Welcome Books
224 pages, 10" x 11"
Includes 72 full-color photographs
Hardcover, $45.00 ($45.00 CAN)
On Sale: October 2012
PHOTOGRAPHY / SOCIAL SCIENCE / PHILANTHROPY
IPPY Outstanding Book of the Year
Book Most Likely To Save The Planet
ForeWord Reviews 2012
Book of the Year Award Finalist
Social Sciences (Adult Nonfiction)
Gold Grand Prize Winner
General Adult Category
Portraits are accompanied by first-person narratives by Katrina Fried, which share a unique view into the journeys of these heroes and their causes. These are stories of tenacity, passion, innovation, and daring of regular people who've made an exceptional impact on those in need, often at great personal or financial sacrifice. You will hear, for instance, the inspiring story of Anne Mahlum, a young woman who stepped off the corporate ladder to found Back on My Feet, a nonprofit that uses the sport of running to help the homeless rehabilitate their lives; Geoffrey Canada, the founder and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone, whose pioneering efforts to reform education in Harlem, NY have touched thousands of students and families; Susan Burton who after fifteen years in and out of the justice system, rehabilitated herself and started A New Way of Life Reentry Project, which provides housing and support services to formerly incarcerated women in South Central Los Angeles; and Roy Prosterman, a man who has devoted an entire lifetime to securing land rights for the poor in developing countries. A complete directory of the organizations founded by the heroes is included.
Each American celebrated in these pages is making a profound contribution to bettering our world. Their stories serve as inspiration and as a reminder of an empowering truth: every human being can and should make a difference.
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