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Marsico, Katie

Summary: Describes the work of the organization Doctors Without Borders, explaining where its volunteers go and whom they help.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cherry Lake Publishing 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 362.1 MAR

McCarney, Rosemary A

Summary: Describes the different ways children in developing countries travel to school, crossing rivers, mountains, and fields of ice, emphasizing the difficulties of accessing education in remote areas.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Second Story Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 372 MCC

Mills, Deborah

Summary: Alfredo y su papá deben cruzar la frontera en un viaje difícil de México a los Estados Unidos. ¿Encontrarán el nuevo hogar que están buscando en el otro lado? Basándose en hechos reales, esta historia cobra vida gracias a la ilustradora Mexicana Claudia Navarro, y está repleta de notas al final del texto para iniciar conversaciones sobre inmigración.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: J SPANISH 325 MIL

Ziolkowski, Jim

Summary: "The powerful, personal story of Jim Ziolkowski, the man behind the organization buildOn--which turns inner city teens into community leaders at home and abroad--and his inspiring mission to change the world one community at a time. Jim Ziolkowski gave up his career in corporate finance to create buildOn, a service-oriented program that goes into high-risk areas around the world to work with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 370 ZIO

Levy, Janice.

Summary: Simple text and color illustrations present the historical background and contemporary celebration of the Cinco de Mayo holiday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman 2007

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J468 LEV SPANISH

Summary: "'I see multiple colonial governors,' says Ghanaian software entrepreneur Herman Chinery-Hesse of the international development establishment in Africa. 'We are held captive by the donor community.' The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry - the business of doing good has never been better. Yet, the results...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: www.povertyinc.org 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF POV

Sachs, Jeffrey

Summary: [The author] sets the stage by drawing a ... conceptual map of the world economy and the different categories into which countries fall. Then ... he explains why, over the past two hundred years, wealth has diverged across the planet in the manner that it has and why the poorest nations have been so markedly unable to escape the cruel vortex of poverty. The groundwork laid, he explains his...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.46 SAC

Shah, Sonia.

Contents: 1. Clinical trials go global -- 2. The placebo control -- 3. Growing the pharma monolith -- 4. Uncaging the guinea pig -- 5. HIV and the second-rate solution -- 6. South Africa : drug trials and AIDS denialism -- 7. Outsourcing to India : the one billion body politic -- 8. Calibrating ethical codes -- 9. The emperor has no clothes : the vagaries of informed consent -- 10. Tipping the scales.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1782 SHA

Summary: Actress/advocates and New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof meet individuals who are doing work to empower women and girls everywhere. These are stories of challenge, transformation and hope.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docuramafilms 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HAL

Rodríguez, Patty

Summary: "Inspired by one of the oldest traditional games of chance, this book will introduce your little one to their first English and Spanish words"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Libros 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE ROD Board Book

Fitzgerald, Marilyn A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: CGS Publishing 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332 FIT

Banerjee, Abhijit V.

Summary: "Billions of government dollars, and thousands of charitable organizations and NGOs, are dedicated to helping the world's poor. But much of the work they do is based on assumptions that are untested generalizations at best, flat out harmful misperceptions at worst. Banerjee and Duflo have pioneered the use of randomized control trials in development economics. Work based on these principles,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 339.46 BAN

Haugen, Gary A.

Summary: Reveals how impoverished populations have become increasingly subject to assault, forced labor, and other physical abuses, outlining recommendations for implementing workable solutions and overcoming corruption.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 HAU

Easterly, William.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.91 EAS

Summary: A timely documentary that raises urgent questions about how we travel and the unintended cultural and environmental consequences of tourism around the globe. Gringo Trails follows well-worn travelers' routes through Bolivia, Thailand, Mali, and Bhutan and reveals the complex relationships between colliding cultures, such as the host countries' need for financial security and the tourists who...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Icarus Films Home Video 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GRI

Collier, Paul.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.9009 COL

Thomson, Sarah L.

Summary: An adaptation of the bestselling book about the American Greg Mortenson's building of over 60 schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 2009

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 371.822 Mortenson

Kristof, Nicholas D.

Summary: "With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.83 Kristof 2009

Fatus, Sophie

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Follow a friendly family through their busy day. You'll find over 700 words in Spanish and English to learn and share!"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Barefoot Books 2016

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Acemoglu, Daron.

Summary: Evaluates the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2012

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Kalman, Bobbie.

Summary: By introducing young readers to the colors of foods also teaches about healthy eating, as eating fruits and vegetables in as many colors of the rainbow as possible every day helps people get all the important vitamins.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Foreign Language, Call number: J SPANISH 612.3 KAL

Sharma, Ritu.

Summary: "An insider's look at women in poverty, the inner workings of Washington, and how change really happens"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2014

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 305.4 SHA

Summary: LEGO minfigures introduce readers to a variety of rescue workers, including police, firefighters, paramedics, and mountain rescue teams.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE EME

Gifford, Scott

Summary: Explains how in the language of mathematics, fractions, decimals and percents are three different ways of describing the same parts of things.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tricycle Press 2007

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 513.26 GIF