Teens: Read your way into the giving season with these selections from the Abington Community Library.
• “29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life” by Cami Walker
This is the powerful story of the author’s struggle with multiple sclerosis and how a healer’s unusual prescription of mindful altruism – to “give away 29 gifts in 29 days” – ignited her energy and happiness and invited more abundance into her life.
• “Give a Little: How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World” by Wendy Smith
Together, ordinary Americans have far more transformation power than any government or big foundation. Learn how easily you can dip into your pocket and, with just a few dollars, change the world.
• “The Promise of a Pencil: How An Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change” by Adam Braun
The riveting New York Times bestseller about a young man who built more than 250 schools around the world – and the steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life.
• “Start Something That Matters” by Blake Mycoskie
Known as the founder of TOMS Shoes and as a contestant on The Amazing Race, Mycoskie uses his experience with TOMS, as well as interviews with leaders of non-profits and corporations, to convey valuable lessons about entrepreneurship, transparency of leadership and living by one’s values.
• “If You Find This Letter: My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers” by Hannah Brencher
A heartwarming memoir of love and faith from Hannah Brencher, founder of The World Needs More Love Letters, who dedicated her life to showing total strangers they are not alone in the world.
Renee Roberts is the Young Adult Services and Project Manager at the Abington Community Library.