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LEAP is a State AmeriCorps Program with SerVermont. LEAP members impact educational outcomes for youth and families in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, and gain professional and personal skills through their service to others.

 

Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP)

1001 College Road

Lyndonville, VT 05851

LEAP Book Club Library

The Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program offers this growing selection of books to members to borrow and return in good condition. If lost or damaged the member will be asked to replace the book. The information found in each book represents the diverse opinions and values of each author, and are not necessarily shared with the LEAP program.  In a democratic society a wide variety of voices may be heard, and are certainly not limited to the selection below. Members are welcome to select outside books of their own choosing with approval.

Citizenship, Leadership and Service

United We Serve: National Service and the Future of Citizenship, Dionne, Drogosz, & Litan

The American Way to Change: How National Service and Volunteers are Transforming America, Shirley Sagawa

The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity, George Couros

Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times, Paul Rogat Loeb

Strengths Finder 2.0, Tom Rath

How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices, Therese Huston

Inspiration and Big Ideas

In the Shadow of Man, Jane Goodall & Richard Wrangham

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth

The Story Factor (2nd Edition), Simmons and Lipman

A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell

Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds, Carmine Gallo

Vermont Life & Ecology

Vermont Women, Native Americans & African Americans: out of the Shadows of History, Cynthia Bittinger

Story of Vermont: A Natural and Cultural History, 2nd Edition, Klyza, Trombulak, McKibben

Hands on the Land: A History of the Vermont Landscape, Jan Albers

Poverty/Class/Social Justice

Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White Collar Dreams, Alfred Lubrano

Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class, Michelle Tea

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, Robert D. Putnam

Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond, Hill and Brewster

Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice, 3rd Edition, Paul Kivel

Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic, Sam Quinones

The Glass Castle: A Memoir, Jeannette Walls

Poverty in America: A Handbook (3rd Edition), John Iceland

Education / Serving with Youth

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character, Pal Tough

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv

Educating Esme: Diary of a Teacher’s First Year, Expanded Edition, Esme Raji Codell et all

Getting the Buggers to Behave, Sue Cowley

Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever, Mem Fox

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls, Mary Pipher

Masterminds and Wingmen, Rosalind Wiseman

Lives on the Boundary, Mike Rose

Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream, Suzanne Mettler