No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. – John Donne, No Man Is an Island
Two Boys Kissing
by David Levithan
The generation of gay men devastated by AIDs urges a new generation to take joy in their existence.
Chicken Soup for the Soul : Teens Talk Relationships
by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Amy Newmark
This books supports and inspires teenagers, reminding them they are not alone as they read stories written by other teens just like themselves, about the problems and issues they face every day.
How to Build a House
by Dana Reinhardt
Seventeen-year-old Harper Evans hopes to escape the effects of her father's divorce on her family and friendships by volunteering her summer to build a house in a small Tennessee town devastated by a tornado.
Choosing a Community Service Career
by Amy Graham
Provides illumination on a day in the life of community service professionals, including social workers, teachers, and librarians, and explores skills and training necessary to hold these positions.
Sofi Mendoza's Guide to Getting Lost in Mexico
by Malín Alegría
When Southern California high school senior Sofi Mendoza lies to her parents and crosses the border for a weekend party, she has no idea that she will get stuck in a Mexican village with family she has never met.
Take What You Can Carry
by Kevin C. Pyle
Although two boys grow up in vastly different times and locations, their lives intersect in more ways than one as they discover compassion, develop loyalty and find renewal in the most surprising of places.
by Chris Lynch
Eighteen-year-old Eric deals with the loss of his older brother Duane by meeting three of the seven recipients of Duane's organs a year after his death, and pondering who they are to him, and he to them.
Saving The Environment
by Andrew Langley
This book looks at the efforts of charity workers and volunteers, with exciting stories and case studies, and gives advice on how readers can get involved.
by Eishes Chayil
After remembering the cause of her best friend Devory's suicide at age nine, Gittel is determined to raise awareness of sexual abuse in her Borough Park, New York, community, despite the rules of Chassidim that require her to be silent. .
Zen and the Art of Faking It
by Jordan Sonnenblick
If a Zen master is faking it, does the Zen master exist.
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Top 20 songs of gratitude.
Cheer on marathon runners on November 3rd!
Come Together: Surviving Sandy
On show Oct. 29th through Dec. 15th, this 100,000 square foot exhibition commemorates the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy and the resiliency of New York City’s arts community.
Macy's Parade Balloon Inflation
The magic starts the day before, at the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Ball balloon inflation at 3pm on November 27. Enter at W. 79th St at Columbus Ave.