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Hearts on Fire: Stories of Today's Visionaries Igniting Idealism Into Action

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INSPIRING STORIES OF FOURTEEN VISIONARIES WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD—AND A BOLD CALL TO ACTION TO MOTIVATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS

 

There’s Amy Lehman, a gutsy single mother who is building a floating health clinic on Lake Tanganyika; Jimmie Briggs, a journalist campaigning to stop violence against girls and women; and Jacob Lief, a young American who founded a school for street children in South Africa.

 

You will discover how Josh Nesbit, Isaac Holeman, and Nadim Mahmud are connecting rural patients to hospitals using cellphone technology, how Susana De Anda is bringing fresh water to the migrant workers in California’s San Joaquin Valley, and how Andeisha Farid is establishing, in the face of war, orphanages for Afghanistan’s child victims of war and poverty.

 

These are just some of the stories that will inspire you. Visionaries don’t wait for others to take action. They step out. They are brave. They walk the walk. And they connect with others in deep and real ways. Jill Iscol’s message is that everyone has the talent and compassion to make the world a better place. Hearts on Fire is a call to action for all of us.

Praise for Hearts on Fire

 

“Attention must be paid to these lives and these stories. In Jill Iscol’s capable hands, their stories offer us hope—just when we need it.”—Brian Williams, NBC News

 

“What inspiring stories of people who have made meaningful lives through service and sacrifice—one person at a time. These are our world leaders!”—Richard Gere

 

Hearts on Fire is one of the most inspiring books I’ve read.”—Tina Brown, editor-in-chief, The Daily Beast and Newsweek

 

“Clear and compelling . . . I know you will be inspired by the visionaries in Hearts on Fire.”—President Bill Clinton

 

“A powerful call to action for each of us to marry passion with purpose and act boldly in the quest for a more just and sustainable world.”—Cheryl Dorsey, president of Echoing Green

 

“Powerful and eloquent, Hearts on Fire is a passionate and infectious invitation to get involved and help make the world a better place.”—Henry Louis Gates Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University

 

“A beautifully appointed treasure box filled with inspiration and possibility. You cannot read this book without wanting to do more.”—Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and CEO of Acumen Fund

 

“A desperately needed antidote for those discouraged by the dysfunctional politics that have left so many on our planet vulnerable and voiceless.”—Billy Shore, founder and executive director of Share Our Strength

 

Hearts on Fire reminds us that we need to dream again, inspire again, and act again.”—Wes Moore, New York Times bestselling author of The Other Wes Moore

 

“Vivid, down-to-earth, and well-told, Hearts on Fire will comfort and inspire anybody trying to do a little bit to make this world a more connected and compassionate place.”—Ethan Nichtern, founder of The InterDependence Project, and author of One City: A Declaration of Interdependence

Review:

"Compiled by Iscol, the founder and president of the IF Hummingbird Foundation, and featuring a foreword by former president Bill Clinton, these lightly edited first-person narratives transcribed from filmed interviews showcase individuals shouldering the daunting task of creating change in their local or global community. Seeing a need and taking responsibility for addressing it pushed Josh Nesbit to cofound FrontlineSMS to improve communication between community health workers in Malawi and their nearest hospital, while Susana de Anda responded to the pollution of water in California's San Joaquin Valley with the simple statement: 'Why is that people that don't really look like me are... coming up with these terms and talking about these issues? We should be talking about it.' Following an inner voice to overcome obstacles is central to many of these stories, including that of Amy Lehman, who founded a floating health clinic on East Africa's enormous Lake Tanganyika. Though many stories highlight the awakening of social responsibility, the omnipresent air of humility in these accounts doesn't allow for scenes of inspiration; instead they exhilarate the reader with the understated way in which these people have made a massive difference around the world. Photos. Agent: Jessica Salky, One30One Agency. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

INSPIRING STORIES OF FOURTEEN VISIONARIES WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD—AND A BOLD CALL TO ACTION TO MOTIVATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS

 

There’s Amy Lehman, a gutsy single mother who is building a floating health clinic on Lake Tanganyika; Jimmie Briggs, a journalist campaigning to stop violence against girls and women; and Jacob Lief, a young American who founded a school for street children in South Africa.

 

You will discover how Josh Nesbit, Isaac Holeman, and Nadim Mahmud are connecting rural patients to hospitals using cellphone technology, how Susana De Anda is bringing fresh water to the migrant workers in California’s San Joaquin Valley, and how Andeisha Farid is establishing, in the face of war, orphanages for Afghanistan’s child victims of war and poverty.

 

These are just some of the stories that will inspire you. Visionaries don’t wait for others to take action. They step out. They are brave. They walk the walk. And they connect with others in deep and real ways. Jill Iscol’s message is that everyone has the talent and compassion to make the world a better place. Hearts on Fire is a call to action for all of us.

Synopsis:

At a time when headlines are filled with stories of unrest and upheaval, here is a personal message of hope to inspire the next generation of leaders. Hearts on Fire weaves together the stories of fourteen visionary leaders who fearlessly look at the world the way it is—and how it might be.

 

There’s Amy Lehman, a gutsy single mother who is building a floating health clinic on Lake Tanganyika; Jimmie Briggs, a journalist campaigning to stop violence against girls and women; and Jacob Lief, a young American who founded a school for street children in South Africa.

 

You will discover how Josh Nesbit, Isaac Holeman, and Nadim Mahmud are connecting rural patients to hospitals using cellphone technology, how Susana De Anda is bringing fresh water to the migrant workers in California’s San Joaquin Valley, and how Andeisha Farid is establishing, in the face of war, orphanages for Afghanistan’s child victims of war and poverty.

 

These are just some of the stories that will inspire you. Visionaries don’t wait for others to take action. They step out. They are brave. They walk the walk. And they connect with others in deep and real ways. Jill Iscol’s message is that everyone has the talent and compassion to make the world a better place. Hearts on Fire is a call to action for all of us.

About the Author

Jill W. Iscol is president of the IF Hummingbird Foundation. She is an educator and sociologist who has a life commitment to supporting domestic and international efforts to strengthen democracy and the social, economic, and educational inequalities that threaten it. Jill Iscol is active in the philanthropic, educational, and political worlds. Hearts on Fire is her first book.

 

Peter W. Cookson, Jr., is the founder of Ideas Without Borders, an educational consulting firm specializing in twenty-first-century learning and human rights. He is a sociologist and the author of numerous books on education and inequality.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812984309
Author:
Iscol, Jill W
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
Iscol, Jill
Author:
Clinton, Bill
Author:
Cookson, Peter W.
Author:
Iscol, Jill W.
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
94 PHOTOGRAPHS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.18 x 6.1 x 0.5 in 0.48 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Compiled by Iscol, the founder and president of the IF Hummingbird Foundation, and featuring a foreword by former president Bill Clinton, these lightly edited first-person narratives transcribed from filmed interviews showcase individuals shouldering the daunting task of creating change in their local or global community. Seeing a need and taking responsibility for addressing it pushed Josh Nesbit to cofound FrontlineSMS to improve communication between community health workers in Malawi and their nearest hospital, while Susana de Anda responded to the pollution of water in California's San Joaquin Valley with the simple statement: 'Why is that people that don't really look like me are... coming up with these terms and talking about these issues? We should be talking about it.' Following an inner voice to overcome obstacles is central to many of these stories, including that of Amy Lehman, who founded a floating health clinic on East Africa's enormous Lake Tanganyika. Though many stories highlight the awakening of social responsibility, the omnipresent air of humility in these accounts doesn't allow for scenes of inspiration; instead they exhilarate the reader with the understated way in which these people have made a massive difference around the world. Photos. Agent: Jessica Salky, One30One Agency. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , INSPIRING STORIES OF FOURTEEN VISIONARIES WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD—AND A BOLD CALL TO ACTION TO MOTIVATE THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS

 

There’s Amy Lehman, a gutsy single mother who is building a floating health clinic on Lake Tanganyika; Jimmie Briggs, a journalist campaigning to stop violence against girls and women; and Jacob Lief, a young American who founded a school for street children in South Africa.

 

You will discover how Josh Nesbit, Isaac Holeman, and Nadim Mahmud are connecting rural patients to hospitals using cellphone technology, how Susana De Anda is bringing fresh water to the migrant workers in California’s San Joaquin Valley, and how Andeisha Farid is establishing, in the face of war, orphanages for Afghanistan’s child victims of war and poverty.

 

These are just some of the stories that will inspire you. Visionaries don’t wait for others to take action. They step out. They are brave. They walk the walk. And they connect with others in deep and real ways. Jill Iscol’s message is that everyone has the talent and compassion to make the world a better place. Hearts on Fire is a call to action for all of us.

"Synopsis" by , At a time when headlines are filled with stories of unrest and upheaval, here is a personal message of hope to inspire the next generation of leaders. Hearts on Fire weaves together the stories of fourteen visionary leaders who fearlessly look at the world the way it is—and how it might be.

 

There’s Amy Lehman, a gutsy single mother who is building a floating health clinic on Lake Tanganyika; Jimmie Briggs, a journalist campaigning to stop violence against girls and women; and Jacob Lief, a young American who founded a school for street children in South Africa.

 

You will discover how Josh Nesbit, Isaac Holeman, and Nadim Mahmud are connecting rural patients to hospitals using cellphone technology, how Susana De Anda is bringing fresh water to the migrant workers in California’s San Joaquin Valley, and how Andeisha Farid is establishing, in the face of war, orphanages for Afghanistan’s child victims of war and poverty.

 

These are just some of the stories that will inspire you. Visionaries don’t wait for others to take action. They step out. They are brave. They walk the walk. And they connect with others in deep and real ways. Jill Iscol’s message is that everyone has the talent and compassion to make the world a better place. Hearts on Fire is a call to action for all of us.

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