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The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil
  • Author : Adam Braun
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-02-03
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9781476730639
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Summary : The author describes how he left a lucrative business consulting job to found the nonprofit Pencils of Promise, an organization responsible for building schools for the poor in developing countries around the world and which recently completed its two hundredth school.

The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil
  • Author : Adam Braun,Carlye Adler
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-03-18
  • Total pages :254
  • ISBN : 9781476730622
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Summary : The author describes how he left a lucrative business consulting job to found the nonprofit Pencils of Promise, an organization responsible for building schools for the poor in developing countries around the world and which recently completed its two hundredth school.

The Promise of a Pencil

The Promise of a Pencil
  • Author : Adam Braun
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-03-18
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781476730646
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Summary : The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life. Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young boy begging on the streets of India, who after being asked what he wanted most in the world, simply answered, “A pencil.” This small request led to a staggering series of events that took Braun backpacking through dozens of countries before eventually leaving one of the world’s most prestigious jobs to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 200 schools around the world. The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun’s journey to find his calling, as each chapter explains one clear step that every person can take to turn your biggest ambitions into reality, even if you start with as little as $25. His story takes readers behind the scenes with business moguls and village chiefs, world-famous celebrities and hometown heroes. Driven by compelling stories and shareable insights, this is a vivid and inspiring book that will give you the tools to make your own life a story worth telling. *All proceeds from this book will support Pencils of Promise.

The Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun (Summary)

The Promise of a Pencil by Adam Braun (Summary)
  • Author : QuickRead,Alyssa Burnette
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Summary : Do you want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Founded on just $25, international charity Pencils of Promise has built more than 200 schools in developing countries around the world. This book tells the story of the charity’s growth and the mission of its founder, Adam Braun The Promise of a Pencil illustrates the simple key theories that characterize Adam Braun’s inspiring mission. In addition to telling the story of Braun’s charity, the principles outlined in this book will guide readers to find their passion, maximize their potential, and live a life full of joy and meaning through serving others.

Pencil Him In

Pencil Him In
  • Author : Molly O'Keefe
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-15
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9781460370247
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Summary : After busting her butt as an ad exec—and forsaking everything but peanut-butter cups—workaholic Anna Simmons finds herself out of a job. It's only for six months, of course, and the forced sabbatical should teach Anna work/life balance (as in less work, more life). But Anna can't take it. She plots the most important campaign of her career—the pretend balanced life. And she'll enlist her oh-so-hot neighbor Sam Drynan to play her fake boyfriend—it's the perfect way to convince her boss she's ready to get back in the boardroom ahead of schedule! So what happens when the make-believe make-out sessions start to feel anything but fake? And instead of sneaking into the office—she's counting the hours till she's free?

The Secret Life of the Pencil

The Secret Life of the Pencil
  • Author : Mike Tinney
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-10-24
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 1786270838
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Summary : Since software programs have come to dominate offices and studios, the pencil has become a symbol for creative freedom. In other words, the work you do on the computer is what you do for work, to pay the rent, whereas the stuff you do with your pencil is the stuff you do for fun. Apart from stimulating the world's most important creative minds, the pencil has become the modern creative's ultimate fetish. This book presents a unique collection of close-up pictures of pencils from some of our foremost artists, designers, writers, architects, and musicians. What makes these pictures compelling is the fact that they somehow reflect the creative personalities of their owners: Philippe Starck's is a stylish black and red, Paul Smith's is a classic jewel-like thing worth £3,000 (a present from Jonathan Ive), William Boyd's is nicely aged and rusty, while Anish Kapoor's is sculpted into a mini ArcelorMittal Orbital tower. The pictures are complemented by materials such as sketches, quotes and brief interviews, giving a further insight into the workings of these great creative minds.

The Red Pencil

The Red Pencil
  • Author : Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-09-16
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780316247818
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Summary : "Amira, look at me," Muma insists.She collects both my hands in hers."The Janjaweed attack without warning.If ever they come-- run." Finally, Amira is twelve. Old enough to wear a toob, old enough for new responsibilities. And maybe old enough to go to school in Nyala-- Amira's one true dream. But life in her peaceful Sudanese village is shattered when the Janjaweed arrive. The terrifying attackers ravage the town and unleash unspeakable horrors. After she loses nearly everything, Amira needs to dig deep within herself to find the strength to make the long journey-- on foot-- to safety at a refugee camp. Her days are tough at the camp, until the gift of a simple red pencil opens her mind-- and all kinds of possibilities. New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney's powerful verse and Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist Shane W. Evans's breathtaking illustrations combine to tell an inspiring tale of one girl's triumph against all odds.

The Pencil

The Pencil
  • Author : Susan Avingaq,Maren Vsetula
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-04-16
  • Total pages :36
  • ISBN : 1772272167
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Summary : Susan and her sister, Rebecca, love watching their mother write letters to people in other camps. Their mother has one precious pencil, and she keeps it safe in her box for special things. One afternoon, their mother leaves the iglu to help a neighbour, and Susan, Rebecca, and their brother Peter are left with their father. They play all their regular games but are soon out of things to do--until their father brings out the pencil! As Susan draws and draws, the pencil grows shorter and shorter. What will their mother think when she comes home? Based on author Susan Avingaq's childhood memories of growing up in an iglu, this charming story introduces young readers to the idea of using things wisely.

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back
  • Author : Linda Graham
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :433
  • ISBN : 9781608681297
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Summary : "Advice, exercises, and examples to help readers increase their clarity, connection, competence, calm, and courage, from a clinical therapist, mindfulness teacher, and expert on the neuroscience of relationships. Applicable to relationships, jobs, and everyday life"--Provided by publisher.

Tornadoes and Hurricanes!

Tornadoes and Hurricanes!
  • Author : Cy Armour
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-11-01
  • Total pages :24
  • ISBN : 1433336146
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Summary : Explores tornadoes and hurricanes, discussing their causes, what happens during them, where they frequently take place, and how to remain safe if they occur.

A Forever Family

A Forever Family
  • Author : Rob Scheer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-05-28
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781501196645
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Summary : In the tradition of The Promise of a Pencil and Kisses from Katie comes an inspirational memoir by the founder of Comfort Cases about his turbulent childhood in the foster care system and the countless obstacles and discrimination he endured in adopting his four children. Rob Scheer never thought that he would be living the life he is now. He’s happily married to his partner and love of his life, he’s the father of four beautiful children, and he’s the founder of an organization that makes life better for thousands of children in the foster care system. But life wasn’t always like this. Growing up in an abusive household before his placement in foster care, Rob had all the odds stacked against him. Kicked out of his foster family’s home within weeks after turning eighteen—with a year left of high school to go—he had to resort to sleeping in his car and in public bathrooms. He suffered from drug addiction and battled with depression, never knowing when his next meal would be or where he would sleep at night. But by true perseverance, he was able to find his own path and achieve his wildest dreams. “A heartwarming, hopeful memoir brimming with humanitarianism and compassion” (Kirkus Reviews), Rob’s story provides a glimpse into what it’s like to grow up in the foster care system, and sheds necessary light on the children who are often treated without dignity. Both a timely call to action and a courageous and candid account of life in the foster care system, A Forever Family ultimately leaves you with one message: one person can make a difference.

Clouds

Clouds
  • Author : Grace Hansen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-08
  • Total pages :24
  • ISBN : 9781496610423
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Summary : Readers will learn about how clouds are made and why they are important to life on Earth. This title is informative yet simple. Big text and simple sentences combined with vibrant photographs will entertain readers, teach them scientific facts, and strengthen their reading skills. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.

Everyone Has a Home

Everyone Has a Home
  • Author : Nancy Allen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-11-30
  • Total pages :24
  • ISBN : 9781643696768
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Summary : In Everyone Has a Home, readers will learn about the unique and unusual places that people call home all over the world. The real-world examples celebrate diversity and prove that we are all more alike than we realize. Children will love learning about the differences and similarities of people and places around the world as they strengthen reading comprehension skills with text-based questions. Each 24-page title in the Little World Everyone Everywhere series features full-color photographs, world maps, bold keywords with a photo glossary, comprehension and extension activities, and more to engage young learners and prompt their reading comprehension skills.

The Pencil of Nature

The Pencil of Nature
  • Author : William Henry Fox Talbot
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1969
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 9781465547873
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Finding Perfect

Finding Perfect
  • Author : Elly Swartz
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-18
  • Total pages :192
  • ISBN : 9780374303136
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Summary : To twelve-year-old Molly Nathans, perfect is: —The number four —The tip of a newly sharpened No. 2 pencil —A crisp white pad of paper —Her neatly aligned glass animal figurines What’s not perfect is Molly’s mother leaving the family to take a faraway job with the promise to return in one year. Molly knows that promises are sometimes broken, so she hatches a plan to bring her mother home: Win the Lakeville Middle School Poetry Slam Contest. The winner is honored at a fancy banquet with white tablecloths. Molly is sure her mother would never miss that. Right...? But as time passes, writing and reciting slam poetry become harder. Actually, everything becomes harder as new habits appear, and counting, cleaning, and organizing are not enough to keep Molly's world from spinning out of control. In this fresh-voiced debut novel, one girl learns there is no such thing as perfect.

Choosing Hope

Choosing Hope
  • Author : Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis,Robin Gaby Fisher
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-10-06
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 9780698193598
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Summary : "[S]tirring...a bold, inspiring and ultimately hopeful book." --Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and author of the New York Times bestseller Thrive Kaitlin Roig-Debellis is the first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who saved her entire class of fifteen six- and-seven-year-olds from the tragic events that took place on December 14, 2012, by piling them into a single-occupancy bathroom within her classroom, mere feet from the brutal and indiscriminate massacre taking place outside the door. Since then, despite the unimaginably painful experiences she endured, she has chosen to share her experience with others, in the hope that they too can find light in dark moments. Choosing Hope is a lot of things. A written witness to a tragedy that will never be forgotten. A gripping firsthand testament to the power of good over the power of destruction. An inspirational memoir by a brave young woman whose story is one of courage, heroism, faith, and resilience. And a celebration of all the people who make the choice to pass along their hope and positivity to young ones—parents, mentors, and especially teachers. There is no moving on, but there is always moving forward. And how we move forward is a choice. "[M]oving" -Wally Lamb, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Water and She’s Come Undone "[B]rave" -Karen Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life and The History of God “Although now I have witnessed the worst of mankind, instead of feeling bitter or regretful I have chosen to embrace gratitude. I believe in the power of kindness, the influence of educators and mentors, faith and God, and most of all I believe in humanity. Bad things happen to all of us, things that test us and impact us and change us, but it is not those moments that define us. It is how we choose to react to them that does.” —Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis From the Hardcover edition.

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
  • Author : Louis Sachar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-06-01
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780307797117
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Summary : The beloved bestseller from Newbery Medalist and National Book Award winner Louis Sachar (Holes), with a brand-new cover! “Give me a dollar or I’ll spit on you.” That’s Bradley Chalkers for you. He’s the oldest kid in the fifth grade. He tells enormous lies. He picks fights with girls, and the teachers say he has serious behavior problems. No one likes him—except Carla, the new school counselor. She thinks Bradley is sensitive and generous, and she even enjoys his far-fetched stories. Carla knows that Bradley could change, if only he weren’t afraid to try. But when you feel like the most hated kid in the whole school, believing in yourself can be the hardest thing in the world. . . .

Start Something That Matters

Start Something That Matters
  • Author : Blake Mycoskie
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-09-06
  • Total pages :224
  • ISBN : 9780679603528
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Summary : The incredible story of the man behind TOMS Shoes and One for One, the revolutionary business model that marries fun, profit, and social good. “A creative and open-hearted business model for our times.”—The Wall Street Journal Why this book is for you: • You’re ready to make a difference in the world—through your own start-up business, a nonprofit organization, or a new project that you create within your current job. • You want to love your work, work for what you love, and have a positive impact on the world—all at the same time. • You’re inspired by charity: water, method, and FEED Projects and want to learn how these organizations got their start. • You’re curious about how someone who never made a pair of shoes, attended fashion school, or worked in retail created one of the fastest-growing footwear companies in the world by giving shoes away. • You’re looking for a new model of success to share with your children, students, co-workers, and members of your community. You’re ready to start something that matters.

The Opposite of Loneliness

The Opposite of Loneliness
  • Author : Marina Keegan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-04-08
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781476753621
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Summary : The instant New York Times bestseller and publishing phenomenon: Marina Keegan’s posthumous collection of award-winning essays and stories “sparkles with talent, humanity, and youth” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Marina Keegan’s star was on the rise when she graduated magna cum laude from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at The New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. Marina left behind a rich, deeply expansive trove of writing that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty, and possibility of her generation. Her short story “Cold Pastoral” was published on NewYorker.com. Her essay “Even Artichokes Have Doubts” was excerpted in the Financial Times, and her book was the focus of a Nicholas Kristof column in The New York Times. Millions of her contemporaries have responded to her work on social media. As Marina wrote: “We can still do anything. We can change our minds. We can start over…We’re so young. We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.” The Opposite of Loneliness is an unforgettable collection of Marina’s essays and stories that articulates the universal struggle all of us face as we figure out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to impact the world. “How do you mourn the loss of a fiery talent that was barely a tendril before it was snuffed out? Answer: Read this book. A clear-eyed observer of human nature, Keegan could take a clever idea...and make it something beautiful” (People).

The Promise of Happiness

The Promise of Happiness
  • Author : Sara Ahmed
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-03-16
  • Total pages :326
  • ISBN : 9780822392781
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Summary : The Promise of Happiness is a provocative cultural critique of the imperative to be happy. It asks what follows when we make our desires and even our own happiness conditional on the happiness of others: “I just want you to be happy”; “I’m happy if you’re happy.” Combining philosophy and feminist cultural studies, Sara Ahmed reveals the affective and moral work performed by the “happiness duty,” the expectation that we will be made happy by taking part in that which is deemed good, and that by being happy ourselves, we will make others happy. Ahmed maintains that happiness is a promise that directs us toward certain life choices and away from others. Happiness is promised to those willing to live their lives in the right way. Ahmed draws on the intellectual history of happiness, from classical accounts of ethics as the good life, through seventeenth-century writings on affect and the passions, eighteenth-century debates on virtue and education, and nineteenth-century utilitarianism. She engages with feminist, antiracist, and queer critics who have shown how happiness is used to justify social oppression, and how challenging oppression causes unhappiness. Reading novels and films including Mrs. Dalloway, The Well of Loneliness, Bend It Like Beckham, and Children of Men, Ahmed considers the plight of the figures who challenge and are challenged by the attribution of happiness to particular objects or social ideals: the feminist killjoy, the unhappy queer, the angry black woman, and the melancholic migrant. Through her readings she raises critical questions about the moral order imposed by the injunction to be happy.

I Am a Pencil

I Am a Pencil
  • Author : Sam Swope
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-07
  • Total pages :297
  • ISBN : 0805078517
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Summary : A children's book author relates how a workshop for a group of third graders grew into a three-year relationship with the class of mostly new Americans as he taught them to write stories and poems and learned of their hopes and lives.