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.
You can also click the following links to save on hardcover books, moleskin notebooks and pens, and music.
Buy your textbooks through our link and help build a school.
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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.
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).
Balakian, Peter. Black Dog of Fate: A Memoir.
Beah, Ishmael. A Long Way Gone.
Gourevitch, Peter. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families.
Mam, Somaly. The Road of Lost Innocence.
Park, Linda Sue. A Long Walk to Water.
Ratner, Vaddey. In the Shadow of the Banyan Tree.
Satrapi, Marjane. Persepolis.
Sulima and Hala. Behind the Burqa: Our Life in Afghanistan and How We Escaped to Freedom.
Wiesel, Elie. Night.
Yousafzai, Malala. I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.
“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.
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.
Paton, Alan. Cry the Beloved Country.