One Book Chelmsford Vote for your choice of One Book 2009
Please vote below to help choose which will be the Chelmsford One Book for 2009. Summaries of each book are provided on the left, and you can cast your vote on the ballot on the right by selecting a book and clicking the Vote button at the bottom. Check back here on Nov. 5th for the winner!
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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones' campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia. Inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers, the author is building schools to provide a balanced education in an isolated and dangerous region.
Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich A modern classic that deftly portrays the plight of America's working-class poor, through the author's own attempt at scratching out a living in blue-collar America. What she discovers is a culture of desperation, where workers often take multiple low-paying jobs just to keep a roof overhead.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver Moving from suburban Arizona to rural Appalachia, the author and her family spend a year on a diet of locally produced food. Their goal was to get food from so close to home that they knew the person who grew it - which often turned out to be themselves.