Hearts on Fire: Stories of Today's Visionaries Igniting Idealism into Action

Random House Publishing Group, 15 . 2013 . - : 176
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INSPIRING STORIES OF FOURTEEN VISIONARIES WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLDAND A BOLD CALL TO ACTION TO MOTIVATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS

Theres Amy Lehman, a gutsy single mother who is building a floating health clinic on Lake Tanganyika; Jimmie Briggs, a journalist campaigning to stop violence against girls and women; and Jacob Lief, a young American who founded a school for street children in South Africa.

You will discover how Josh Nesbit, Isaac Holeman, and Nadim Mahmud are connecting rural patients to hospitals using cellphone technology, how Susana De Anda is bringing fresh water to the migrant workers in Californias San Joaquin Valley, and how Andeisha Farid is establishing, in the face of war, orphanages for Afghanistans child victims of war and poverty.

These are just some of the stories that will inspire you. Visionaries dont wait for others to take action. They step out. They are brave. They walk the walk. And they connect with others in deep and real ways. Jill Iscols message is that everyone has the talent and compassion to make the world a better place. Hearts on Fire is a call to action for all of us.

Praise for Hearts on Fire

Attention must be paid to these lives and these stories. In Jill Iscols capable hands, their stories offer us hopejust when we need it.Brian Williams, NBC News

What inspiring stories of people who have made meaningful lives through service and sacrificeone person at a time. These are our world leaders!Richard Gere

Hearts on Fire is one of the most inspiring books Ive read.Tina Brown, editor-in-chief, The Daily Beast and Newsweek

Clear and compelling . . . I know you will be inspired by the visionaries in Hearts on Fire.President Bill Clinton

A powerful call to action for each of us to marry passion with purpose and act boldly in the quest for a more just and sustainable world.Cheryl Dorsey, president of Echoing Green

Powerful and eloquent, Hearts on Fire is a passionate and infectious invitation to get involved and help make the world a better place.Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University

A beautifully appointed treasure box filled with inspiration and possibility. You cannot read this book without wanting to do more.Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of Acumen Fund

A desperately needed antidote for those discouraged by the dysfunctional politics that have left so many on our planet vulnerable and voiceless.Billy Shore, founder and executive director of Share Our Strength

Hearts on Fire reminds us that we need to dream again, inspire again, and act again.Wes Moore, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore

Vivid, down-to-earth, and well-told, Hearts on Fire will comfort and inspire anybody trying to do a little bit to make this world a more connected and compassionate place.Ethan Nichtern, founder of The InterDependence Project, and author of One City: A Declaration of Interdependence
 

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BE PART OF SOMETHING BIG The Susana De Anda Story
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The Leila Jarrah Story
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The Maria Pacheco Story
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ITS A SACRED OBLIGATION The Nate Fick Story
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Jill W. Iscol is president of the IF Hummingbird Foundation. She is an educator and sociologist who has a life commitment to supporting domestic and international efforts to strengthen democracy and the social, economic, and educational inequalities that threaten it. Jill Iscol is active in the philanthropic, educational, and political worlds. Hearts on Fire is her first book.

Peter W. Cookson, Jr., is the founder of Ideas Without Borders, an educational consulting firm specializing in twenty-first-century learning and human rights. He is a sociologist and the author of numerous books on education and inequality.