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If I Had a Hammer

By David Rubel
Illustrated by Various

President Jimmy Carter’s compelling anecdotes inspire a personal look at Habitat for Humanity that is sure to fire up a younger generation.

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. This captivating account, abundantly illustrated with photos, relays personal stories from volunteers and homeowners with special resonance for young readers. Exploring everything from creative home design to the emotional rewards of helping to build a house from the ground up, this is an essential resource for inspiring future youth volunteers. Included in the paperback edition is a riveting account of building a neighborhood in Thailand for the 2009 Jimmy and Rosalynn Work Project. Back matter includes an afterword, an index, and information about how to get involved.

  • Paperback edition will reach wide audience
  • Terrific photographs and engaging information on Habitat for Humanity will inspire a youth audience
  • New section on trip to Vietnam

About the author

David Rubel is the author of the Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times and the Scholastic Atlas of the United States. He lives in Chatham, New York. President Jimmy Carter served as the thirty-ninth president of the United States from 1977 to 1981 and was the recipient of the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize. A prolific author, Jimmy Carter has published more than twenty books. He lives with his wife, Rosalynn, in Plains, Georgia.

ISBN: 9780763647698
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Trade Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2010
Dimensions: 189 x 225mm, 176pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $18.99
New Zealand RRP: $21.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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