AFC Bookfair

AFC’s World Peace Bookfair

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mandela

 

In Bor, Jonglei State, South Sudan, the current literacy rate is less than 10%. This number is even more staggering for girls, as less than 4% of girls finish primary school. Ambassadors for Change strongly believes in the correlation between literacy and a peaceful and sustainable society and is working to build a school in Bor that will provide education to all boys and girls.

You can be a a part of this positive change as you shop our online sale. Just click the link. You may be prompted to enter a bookfair code during the checkout process. DO NOT check the box at the bottom of the screen indicating your order is a Bookfair order. Instead, just complete your order, and a percentage of the sale will go to AFC’s school building project in South Sudan. “It takes a school to Raise a Nation!”

 

 

Shop Our Two Day Sale

Get ready for April as Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month; shop our two day sale and stock up on reading selections from our recommended list.

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You can also click the following links to save on hardcover books, moleskin notebooks and pens, and music.

Limited Time Only! 2 for $30 Top Selling Hardcover Books! Shop BN.com
Take 30% OFF Moleskine Notebooks, Pens & More! Shop BN.com
40% OFF Soundtrack CDs! Shop BN.com

 

Textbooks

Buy your textbooks through our link and help build a school.

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Flexible Rental Periods! Rent Your Textbooks at BN.com

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Interested in buying a Nook? Why wait? Buy a Nook now and 5% your Nook purchase will go towards our
school building project in South Sudan.

 

AFC Recommended Book List

AFC has compiled a list of books that represents our philosophy that education serves as the catalyst for change. We have divided our list into three categories: changemakers, survivor accounts, and literature and social change.  In reading these works on social issues and change, we are made better somehow. The brave and poignant stories teach us the importance of recognizing the humanity in every individual and that we, too, can use the power of our voice to make the world a better place. Each purchase through this site supports our school building project in South Sudan.

Book clubs: We recommend book clubs to choose their monthly selections from our list and to join us in a discussion of these noteworthy texts at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ambassadors-for-Change/409884912429568.

 

Survivors Speak

Indifference to evil is the enemy of good, for indifference is the enemy of everything that exalts the honor of man. We fight indifference through education; we diminish it through compassion. The most efficient remedy? Memory” (Elie Wiesel).

Change Makers:

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” Albert Einstein

Braun, Adam. The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.
Barcott, Rye. It Happened on the Way to War: A Marine’s Path to Peace.
Greene, Melissa Fay. There Is No Me without You: One Woman’s Odyssey to Rescue Her Country’s Children.
Kamkwamba, William and Bryan Mealer.The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope.
Kidder, Tracy and Michael French. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World.
Nafisi, Azar. Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books.
Ripley, Amanda. The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way.
Salwen, Kevin, and Hannah Salwen. The Power of Half: One Family’s Decision to Stop Taking and Start Giving Back.
St. John, Warren. Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team That Changed a Town.
Trost, Margaret. On that Day, Everybody Ate

Literature and Social Change:

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world” (Malala Yousafzai).

The Holocaust and Judaism
Brooks, Geraldine. The People of the Book.
Doerr, Anthony. All the Light We Cannot See.
Wouk, Herman. The Winds of War and War and Remembrance.
Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief.

India:
Roy, Arundhati. The God of Small Things.
Boo, Katherine. Behind the Beautiful Forevers.
McCormick, Patricia. Sold.

Middle East
Ellis, Deborah. The Breadwinner Trilogy.
Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner.
Seierstad, Asne, and Ingrid Cristopherson. The Bookseller of Kabul.

Nigeria:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Half of a Yellow Sun.
Chinua Achebe. Things Fall Apart

North America and Social Issues
Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man.
Jordan, Hillary. Mudbound.
Kingston, Maxine Hong. The Woman Warrior.
Kline, Christine Baker. Orphan Train.
Moore, MariJo. Genocide of the Mind (Native American Studies Series): New Native American Writing.
Morrison, Toni. Beloved.
Silko, Leslie Marmon. Ceremony.
Tan, Amy. The Joy Luck Club.

North Korea
Demick, Barbara. Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea.
Johnson, Adam. The Orphan Master’s Son.

South Africa.
Paton, Alan. Cry the Beloved Country.

Vietnam
Huong, Duong Thu. Paradise of the Blind.
Soli, Tatjana. The Lotus Eaters.