Articles tagged "I Believe In Zero"

2015 Community Reads Recommendations

Although our Academic Marketing division created the “Books for the First-Year Experience” for colleges and universities, we strongly believe that the titles featured in this catalog foster the sort of discussion and self-reflection that make library-led, city-wide reading programs so memorable.2015_FYE_Catalog_cover
 The updated catalog for 2015 is now available and features titles such as:

ON THE RUN by Alice Goffman

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE by David Finkel

THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert

THE BIG TRUCK THAT WENT BY by Jonathan M. Katz

 

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Caryl Stern has a dream: I BELIEVE IN ZERO

As we celebrate the life of Dr. King, most of us think of the famous "I Have a Dream" speech and a civil rights leader that called for equality among all colors and a chance to better the futures of that generation's children.

President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF Caryl Stern has a similar vision: to care for the world's children as our own. In her book, I BELIEVE IN ZERO, Stern shares memorable stories from her travels around the world as she works toward UNICEF's mission to reduce the number of children under the age of five who die from preventable causes from 19,000 each day to zero.

Stern tells of mothers coming together to affect change, of local communities with valuable perspectives of their own, and of children who continue to sustain their dreams and hopes even in the most dire of situations. Throughout, Stern traces her emerging global consciousness—and describes how these stories can positively impact our own children.

"A powerfully written, heartbreaking account of making sure that all children have the opportunity to “dream big dreams and have a fighting chance to realize those dreams.” — Kirkus Reviews readmoreremove

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