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  • King Peggy : An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
    Peggielene Bartels, Eleanor Herman
    Paperback: 02/12/2013
     
    The charming real-life fairy tale of an American secretary who discovers she has been chosen king of an ...
  • No Biking in the House Without a Helmet
    Melissa Fay Greene
    Paperback: 04/24/2012
     
    A loving portrait of a unique twenty first-century family with nine children as it wobbles between disaster ...
  • Bonobo Handshake : A Memoir of Love and Adventure in the Congo
    Vanessa Woods
    Paperback: 06/07/2011
     
    A young woman follows her fiancé to war-torn Congo to study extremely endangered bonobo apes - who teach ...
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind : Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
    William Kamkwamba
    Paperback: 08/01/2010
     
    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African...
  • The Lassa Ward : One Man’s Fight Against One of the World’s Deadliest Diseases
    Dr. Ross Donaldson MD, MPH
    Paperback: 07/20/2010
     
    Ross Donaldson is one of just a few who have ventured into dark territory of a country ravaged by war to study...
  • Blood River : The Terrifying Journey Through the World's Most Dangerous Country
    Tim Butcher
    Paperback: 09/01/2009
     
    An utterly absorbing narrative that chronicles Tim Butcher’s forty-four-day journey along the Congo River...
  • There Is No Me Without You : One Woman's Odyssey to Rescue Her Country's Children
    Melissa Fay Greene
    Paperback: 09/01/2007
     
    A novel of tragedy and hope set in AIDS-torn Ethiopia. When Haregwoin Teferra’s husband and daughter ...

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