Recommendations for K-12 classrooms
Mountains Beyond Mountains Unbowed: A Memoir
Kenyan environmentalist, feminist, and political activist Wangari Maathai, winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, tells her life story.
Oil on the Brain: Petroleum's Long, Strange Trip to your Tank
An account of the oil industry -- the people, economies, and pipelines that bring us petroleum -- brilliantly illuminating a world we encounter every day.
Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival
A collection of true stories recounting the history, hopes, fears, and resilience of dozens of Darfurians who survived the violence of the 2003 rebellion against the Sudanese government.
The Global History Reader Social Studies and the World: Teaching Global Perspectives Educating Citizens for Global Awareness Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail America on the World Stage: A Global Approach to U.S. History The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for our Time
Sachs shares a wide-spectrum theory about how to enable economic success throughout the world, identifying the different categories into which various nations fall in today's economy while posing solutions to top political, environmental, and social problems that contribute to poverty.
China's Brave New World: And Other Tales for Global Times It's All Connected: A Comprehensive Guide to Global Issues and Sustainable Solutions
A resource for teaching about global issues and sustainability in today's complex world.
Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children Banker to the Poor: Micro-lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
Yunus discusses the obstacles he overcame in setting up a bank devoted to providing the poor of Bangladesh with small loans.
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
A bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport.
National Book Award Winner
Under the Udala Trees
*NEW in 2015* Inspired by Nigeria's folktales and its war, this novel is a deeply searching debut about the dangers of living and loving openly.
Beneath the Lion's Gaze: A Novel
An epic tale of a father and two sons, of betrayals and loyalties, of a family unraveling in the wake of Ethiopia's revolution.
Girl in Translation
Kimberly and her mother immigrate to Brooklyn in the early 1980s from Hong Kong. A story of resilience, courage, and determination.
Alif the Unseen
In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients -- dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups -- from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif -- the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a convenient handle to hide behind. The aristocratic woman Alif loves has jilted him for a prince chosen by her parents, and his computer has just been breached by the state's electronic security force, putting his clients and his own neck on the line.
The White Tiger
This novel follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India's caste society.
Set in Nigeria, Purple Hibiscus is an exquisite novel about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family, and the bright promise of freedom.