Author: Nicolò Govoni
Summary: Se ti dicono che il mondo è sbagliato e non puoi fare nulla per aggiustarlo, hai due possibilità: ti rassegni a vivere una vita che non è la tua, con il dubbio di sprecare tempo prezioso, o ti rimbocchi le maniche e provi a migliorare le cose, un bambino alla volta. È quello che sceglie Nicolò, vent’anni carichi di domande, di energia e di un’inestinguibile ricerca di senso. Continue reading “Bianco come Dio”
Author: Terry Tempest Williams
Summary: “Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision,” Terry Tempest Williams tells us. “Mosaic celebrates brokenness and the beauty of being brought together.”
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Author: Claire Bennett, Joseph Collins, Zahara Heckscher, Daniela Papi-Thornton
Want to help? First you must be willing to learn.
This year, over ten million people will go abroad, eager to find the perfect blend of adventure and altruism. Volunteer travel can help you find your place in the world―and find out what you’re made of. So why do so many international volunteer programs fail to make an impact? Why do some do more harm than good?
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Author: Jane Goodall
World-renowned primatologist, conservationist, and humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodall’s account of her life among the wild chimpanzees of Gombe is one of the most enthralling stories of animal behavior ever written.
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Author: Alessandro Baricco, Stefano Benni, Gianrico Carofiglio, Mauro Covacich, Sandrone Dazieri, Silvia Di Natale, Paolo Giordano, Antonio Pascale, Domenico Starnone
Nove scrittori italiani (Alessandro Baricco, Stefano Benni, Gianrico Carofiglio, Mauro Covacich, Sandrone Dazieri, Silvia Di Natale, Paolo Giordano, Antonio Pascale, Domenico Starnone) raccontano la realtà di alcune aree, in cui MSF opera.
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Author: Neely Tucker
Summary: In 1997 foreign correspondent Neely Tucker and his wife, Vita, arrived in Zimbabwe. After witnessing the devastating consequences of AIDS and economic disaster on the country’s children, the couple started volunteering at an orphanage where a critically ill infant, abandoned in a field on the day she was born, was trusted to their care. Within weeks, Chipo, the baby girl whose name means “gift,” would come to mean everything to them. Their decision to adopt her, however, would challenge an unspoken social norm: that foreigners should never adopt Zimbabwean children. Against a background of war, terrorism, disease, and unbearable uncertainty about the future, Chipo’s true story emerges as an inspiring testament to the miracles that love—and dogged determination—can sometimes achieve. – Source: Goodreads.com
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