Thursday, January 28, 2016

CELEBRATE BABE RUTH’S BIRTHDAY IN ONE WEEK!

Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
216 Emory St
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-1539
baberuthmuseum.org

Babe's Birthday Bash In One Week!

 

WHEN: Friday, February 5, 2016, 5:30pm-9:00pm
WHERE:
Pickles Pub , 520 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21230

Unlimited food and drink courtesy of Pickles Pub, silent auction, raffle, special programs on The Maryland Terrapins and Baltimore Orioles.

ADMISION: $45 – Members, $50 - Non-members, $40 - Per ticket when ordering 10 or more

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS or call (410) 727-1539 x3033

Please call (410) 727-1539 x3033 or email alexw@baberuthmuseum.org with any questions.

Looking to sponsor this event? Contact John Hein at johnh@baberuthmuseum.org.

Celebrate Babe's 121st with special guests

  • Roch Kubatko: MASN Sports and MLB Network
  • Stan "The Fan" Charles : Founder and Publisher of PressBox
  • Bruce Posner: TerpTalk
  • Brittany Ghiroli : MLB Network and CBS Radio
  • Kevin Glover: Former NFL Center, MD Terps Football All American
  • Wally Williams: Former NFL Lineman, CBS Radio  
  • Cathy Reese: MD Terps Women's Lacrosse Head Coach
  • Brian Reese: Chesapeake Bayhawks Head Coach
  • Steve Melewski : MASN Sports
  • And Many More!

Special thanks to our Sponsors!

Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum
alexw@baberuthmuseum.org | www.baberuthmuseum.org
216 Emory Street
Baltimore, MD 21230

The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation is an independent, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to perpetuating Maryland's storied sports heritage.

PETITE REGISTRATION ENDS JANUARY 31ST

Interested in showcasing in the Baltimore's 4th Annual Exclusive
Petite Fashion Event—The Time Is Now!!!

51 Petite Models Await Your Arrival

Registration Deadline: Sunday, January 31st

Click Here To Register Online

 

EVENT DATE: Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
WHERE:
Hyatt Place Inner Harbor, 511 South Central Avenue, BaltimoreParking $3 - Eden Street Garage

Tickets On Sale Now
Front Row Seats on A First Come/First To Purchase Basis

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

COMING EVENTS @ AN DIE MUSIK LIVE!

A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
www.andiemusiklive.com
Buy tickets online at www.instantseats.com
Or by calling us as (410) 385-2638

Thursday, January 28, 2016 – 7:30 pm

KATHERINE NEEDLEMAN, OBOE

JENNIFER LIM, PIANO

Join Katherine Needleman and Jennifer Lim for a CD Release Party for their new recording entitled, "Duos for Oboe and Piano." The CD features the music of Robert Schumann, David Ludwig, Francis Poulenc, and Pavel Haas an dis on the GENUIN label at the Leipzig Gewandhaus.

Ticket & CD: $20 in advance/$23 at door
Ticket only: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$8 full-time student with ID
CD: $15 each


Friday, January 29, 2016 – 8 & 9:30 pm

FLAVIO SALA (Italy), classical guitarist
CESAR OROZCO (Cuba), Latin jazz pianist

TOGETHER AGAIN

After their explosive concert at Goucher College last October, Italian guitarist Flavio Sala and Cuban Latin jazz pianist, arranger and composer Cesar Orozco will be “Together Again” at An Die Musik Live!

"One of the key players in today’s modern guitar scene"—Michel Camilo 
 "Flavio Sala is the new Paganini of the guitar" —Alirio Diaz

César Orozco is a prolific Cuban/Venezuelan pianist, composer, music producer, and arranger with an innovative approach of fusion between Venezuelan and Cuban traditional music with jazz.

TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID


Saturday, January 30, 2016 – 8 & 9:30 pm

DENMAN MARONEY TRIO

Denman Maroney (piano) / Ratzo Harris (bass) / Bob Meyer (drums)

Call it cubist jazz. In most music you relate to a beat. In ours you pick a beat to relate to. Pick another, and your perspective changes. Listen casually, and it sounds loose; closely, and it sounds tight. In most harmony, a chord sounds different if the intervals are inverted. In our temporal harmony or relative time, the same thing happens with rhythm. This is perfectly natural. Stars, planets, and moons keep separate but related times—the music of the spheres—as do clouds, waves, birds, arms, legs, eyes, ears, lungs, hearts, and minds. And we think we keep time by our watches! No; we keep alternate times.

TICKETS: $18 in advance/$21 at door/$10 full-time students with ID


Sunday, January 31 - 5 pm
The Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series presents
A BLUES NIGHT WITH CEPHAS & WIGGINS’ PHIL WIGGINS
& PINETOP PERKINS’ GEORGE KILBY JR.

Phil Wiggins is a harmonica virtuoso and singer-songwriter in the Piedmont blues tradition of Sonny Terry. Wiggins is best known for his partnership with singer-guitarist “Bowling Green” John Cephas for more than 30 years and more than a dozen albums. The duo won the blues world’s biggest prize, the W.C. Handy Award for Entertainer of the Year, in 1987. Since Cephas died in 2009, Wiggins has fashioned new partnerships with such bluesmen as Corey Harris, Rev. John Wilkins, Nat Reese and Rick Franklin. This year he appeared with such peers as Harris, Taj Mahal, Shemekia Copeland, Guy Davis and Alvin Youngblood Hart on the album “True Blues,” which collects recent live performances from New York’s Lincoln Center, Los Angeles’s House of Blues and Annapolis’s Rams Head on Stage.

In reviewing the album, American Blues Scene magazine said, “It’s Wiggins and his harp who steal the show with a seemingly limitless array of textures and riffs inserted between each verse.  www.philwiggins.com

George Kilby Jr. is best known as both a guitarist and producer for blues legend Pinetop Perkins, with whom Kilby actually lived for a year in Chicago. Kilby produced Perkins’ 1993 “Portrait of a Delta Bluesman,” which won the W.C. Handy Award for Blues Album of the Year.  But Kilby has also worked with such artists as Coco Robicheaux, Rosco Gordon, Howie Wyeth, Henry Butler and Railroad Earth, and has released four albums of Southern roots-rock under his own name. More recently he has been co-writing songs with Phil Wiggins and performing with the harmonica whiz as a duo.  http://www.georgekilbyjr.com

Though he is best known as a music critic for the Washington Post, Baltimore City Paper, Nashville Scene, Jazz Times, No Depression, Paste and others, Geoffrey Himes is also a longtime singer-songwriter who has co-written songs with Si Kahn, Fred Koller, Walter Egan, Sonia Rutstein, Billy Kemp, Stephen Wade, Jim Patton, Ed Pettersen, Howard Markman, Paul Margolis, Andrew Grimm, Bob Kannenberg and others. This month Himes will premiere his new song, “Shine, Shine, Drink That Shine." He will be accompanied by Willem Elsevier, violinist for such acts as Love Riot, Billy Kemp and Milkshake.

TICKETS: $10 in advance / $13 at door


 

Click here now to get your tickets from InstantSeats. More great February events will be added soon.

28 Katherine Needleman, oboe and Jennifer Lim, piano
29 Flavio Sala (Italy) classical guitar & Cesar Orozco (Cuba) Latin jazz piano
30 Denman Maroney Trio
31 Phil Wiggins & George Kilby, Jr. - Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series

February 2016

1 Peabody Jazz Students
5 EJB Trio
6 T.K. Blue 63rd Birthday Celebration
6 BACH SUITE BINGE-WATCH The complete Bach Cello Suites in one afternoon
11 Lafayette Gilchrist, solo piano performance of standards and originals
12 Discover Francesca Blanchard
13 LoveSICK
14 Jazz One presents Jazz For Lovers
15 Peabody Jazz Student
19 E.J. Strickland and Transient Beings
20 Dom Minasi & Susan Alcorn
21 Roots Cafe Singer-Songwriter Series
25  Poulenc Trio
22 Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band - Monthly Mondays
26 Rhonda Robinson Quartet: Hot Winter Nights, Part 8
27 Ethnic Heritage Ensemble Celebrates Black History Month
28  Lena Genc Classical Piano Recital

DISCOUNT PARKING
Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $3 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

EVENTS OF THE MONTH @ EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER

FEBRUARY/MARCH EXHIBIT:

Our Baltimore

WHEN: February 11th - March 31s; OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, February 11, 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St., Baltimore
RSVP to eubieblakecenter@gmail.com
http://www.eubieblake.org

Our Baltimore features the works of three generations of photographers from one family, The Phillips and focuses on the lives of African Americans in Baltimore from 1940s to the present. Despite economic challenges in early years, the nostalgic view shows a pride, sense of family and community missing today.
(Funding for Our Baltimore provided by the Maryland Humanities Council)

(Photo above by I. Henry Philips, Sr.)


A Valentine's Weekend Special Event at Eubie Live!

The Eubie Blake Cabaret Company presents

THIS THING CALLED LOVE: An Evening of Song

WHEN: Saturday, February 13, 7pm

Please welcome the new Eubie Blake Center performing ensemble, The Cabaret Company, making its debut last month at Eubie Live! in "Ballin' the Jack" with a fantastic journey through song, dance and spoken word.

In February, let The Cabaret Company get you ready for the Big "V" (Valentine's Day) with a look at romance from all sides--the up, the down and from the sides. A special tribute to the late Natalie Cole on the bill. Cash bar and dinner menu available.
Click to purchase tickets


PHOTOGRAPHERS' ROUNDTABLE
A Panel Discussion

WHEN: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21,  3 - 5 p.m.
ADMISSION
: Free

Photojournalists in the Afro American community, can often be called "urban storytellers." Hear from a few of the best: Jay Baker, former staff photographer for Governor Martin O'Malley; Sharon Farmer, former staff photographer for President Bill Clinton (left);  Irving Phillips, Jr., former staff photographer for The Baltimore Sun and Afro American Newspaper and Valerie Russell, former staff photographer for the Baltimore and DC Afro American. Moderated by "Your Girl Cheryl" from WEAA FM.  


OFF SITE WITH EUBIE!


Have you seen the new murals in Sandtown Winchester? They are a part of the Eubie Blake Murals Project. A complete list of murals and their locations on the Eubie Blake Center website. In April, see the exhibit of the featured mural artists in our gallery.


BE FREE FRIDAYS

A spoken word open mic scheduled the last Friday of every Month with LOVE, The Poet  and friends.

WHEN: Friday, January 29, 7pm
ADMISSION: $10 

 

 


ONGOING ACTIVITIES AT THE CENTER:

  • The Urban Choral Arts Ensemble invites youth and adult singers to join every Saturday, 10 a.m.
  • Every Tuesday is "Moving Day" at The Center with adult dance classes in African, Broadway Jazz and Modern, 6 - 9 p.m.
  • Youth dance classes offered throughout the week and on Saturdays
  • Private and group lessons in instrumental music. Currently, offering lessons in saxophone, piano, and guitar.


Hey Kids, Want to learn photography?

FREE! PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
I. Henry "Webster" Phillips, III, Instructor
(ages 12 - 18 Years)
WHEN: Saturdays, February 20 - March 19, 1 - 3pm
REGISTER HERE

BRAZILIAN JAZZ THIS SUNDAY IN BALTIMORE!

Duduka Da Fonseca and the Brazilian Jazz All Stars
WHEN: Sunday, January 31st, 5pm
WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore

Duduka Da Fonseca, drums
Maucha Adnet, vocals
Anat Cohen, saxophone and clarinet
Helio Alves, piano
Martin Wind, acoustic bass

Listen on iTunes | Amazon
Watch on YouTube
As always, visit our website for more details.

“He balances tropical rhythms and swing with uncommon ease.” (The New Yorker) Duduka Da Fonseca is a two-time Grammy nominated, legendary Brazilian jazz drummer who tours internationally. He came in to national prominence accompanying Herbie Mann, Astrud Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim. 

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The Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society is a nonprofit organization and is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

BE A PART OF ARTSCAPE: INFO SESSION ON WEDNESDAY

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PEABODY EVENTS THIS WEEK

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Thursday, January 28, 12:00 pm

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Hall will be presented by the Woodwinds Department. Gyuri Kim, flute, and faculty artist Mark Janello, harpsichord, will play Johann Sebastian Bach's Flute Sonata in A major, BWV 1032. Zoe Fried, oboe, will play four movements of Benjamin Britten's Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49. Hanna Kim, flute, and Hui Chuan Chen, piano, will play Georges Hüe's Fantaisie for flute and piano. Lily Josefsberg, flute, and Da-Hee Kim, piano, will play James Christiansen's Piccolo Espagnole. Grace Tsai, flute, will play George Phillipp Telemann's Fantasia in F-sharp minor from Twelve fantasias for flute, TWV 40:2-13. David Le, flute, and Hui-Chuan Chen, piano, will play two movements of Carl Reinecke's Sonata in E minor, Op. 167, "Undine."


Saturday, January 30, 8:00 pm

Hajime Teri Murai, Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Director of Orchestral Activities, will conduct the Peabody Symphony Orchestra in Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9. The concert will be live-streamed at ustream.tv. Tickets for the performance, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID. 

Ticket info Live stream


Sunday, January 31, 12:30 pm

Israeli violinist Vadim Gluzman will present the annual Piero Weiss master class in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall. Nikita Borisevich, violin, and Margarita Loukachkina, piano, will present two movements from Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2. Yonatan Grinberg, violin, and WanChi Su, piano, will present one movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Violin Concerto. Jisoo Hong, violin, and Iris Hsu, piano, will present Franz Waxman's Carmen Fantasy. Nicholas Bentz, violin, and Yejin Lee, piano, will present one movement of Edward Elgar's Violin Concerto. The event is free and open to the public.


Sunday, January 31, 3:00 pm

The winners of the Preparatory Honors Competition will perform in the free Winter Honors Recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Abigail Lo, piano, will play Joseph Haydn's Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI: 48 and Francoise Morel's Etude de Sonorite, No. 2. Connor Chaikowsky, violin, will play Tomaso Antonio Vitali's Chaconne in G minor. Luka Stefanovic, cello, Paul Hindemith's Sonata for Solo Cello, Op. 25, No. 3. Stephanie Draughon, piano, will play Claude Debussy's La fille aux cheveux de lin and Frederic Chopin's Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 31. Clara Na, piano, will play Sergei Rachmaninoff's Preludes Op. 32 No. 12 and Op. 23 No. 5. Lisa Choi, flute, will play Henri Dutilleux's Sonatine for Flute and Piano.

Info

CONSERVATORY STUDENT RECITALS
Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit peabody.jhu.edu/recitals.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Wednesday, February 3, 7:30 pm

Peabody Wind Ensemble performs Berlioz, Pann, Arnold, and Maslanka

Ticket info


Friday, February 5, 8:00 pm

Peabody Concert Orchestra featuring Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, and Richard Troxell, tenor

Ticket info


February 11-13; 7:30 pm

Peabody Chamber Opera performs The Ghost Train

B&O Railroad Museum

Ticket info (Thurs.) Ticket info (Fri.) Ticket info (Sat.)


Saturday, February 13, 7:30 pm

Peabody Camerata featuring Lisa Perry, soprano, performs Schoenberg

Info

For other events featuring Peabody performers, please visit our Peabody Institute Concerts Facebook page. The full calendar of events at Peabody can be found at peabody.jhu.edu/events.


Give to Peabody

Your generosity enables Peabody to provide the one-to-one, artist-to-student teaching that is critical to musical development. Help secure our tradition of inspiration for another 150 years! 

Make a Gift

1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
peabody.jhu.edu
410-234-4500

 

Friday, January 22, 2016

MARYLAND FILM FESTIVAL OFFERS MEMBERS ONLY DISCOUNT ON 2016 ALL-ACCESS PASSES THROUGH JAN. 29 ONLY

Friend of the Festival LogoMFF 2016 ALL-ACCESS PASSES

$325 MEMBERS ONLY EARLY BIRD SALE!  REGULAR PRICE $375!

Friends of the Festival Save $50 on MFF 2016 All-Access Passes!

We're excited to announce that the extremely popular MFF 2016 All-Access passes are on sale for members only at the discounted rate of $325 (regular price $375) through Friday, January 29th!

Call our office at 410-752-8083 to order your All-Access pass today; this offer is not available online.

Maryland Film Festival returns to the Station North Arts District this May 4-8, 2016 for five days of incredible film, filmmakers, workshops, parties, and more, and the All-Access pass is the best way to experience everything Maryland Film Festival has to offer! 

Pass holders get:

  • Priority seating at all screenings (including the John Waters and Alloy Orchestra screenings) without a ticket and ahead of regular ticket holders; 
  • Access to our Opening Night Shorts Program and Gala at the MICA Brown Center, Closing Night Screening and Party, and the Filmmakers Lounge!
  • DUE TO LIMITED SUPPLY, WE SELL OUT EVERY YEAR!  CALL NOW TO ORDER YOURS TODAY!

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICE (1/18-1/29): $325

Click here to join Friends of the Festival and take advantage of this special early bird discount, plus get access to FREE movies all year-round, invitations to special events, and many more great benefits!

Call us at 410-752-8083 M-F, 10am-6pm to order yours today!  Don't miss this rare opportunity!

All-Access Passes are NOT available online. Supplies are limited, so act now!


Volunteers Needed! 

We could use your help next week, Tuesday-Friday between 10am-6pm to assist us with our office move! 

For every 4 hours you volunteer, you will receive 1 screening voucher to a film of your choice at this years Maryland Film Festival taking place May 4-8

Interested volunteers please email mffoperations@gmail.com or call our office at 410-752-8083.

As always, we value our dedicated volunteers and Maryland Film Festival wouldn't be the same without you! 


Take a look at the SNF Parkway Film Center Website and Pledge your Support! 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

CREATIVE ALLIANCE TURNS 21 WITH A FULL MENU OF EVENTS!

Celebrate the brilliant facets of our mission throughout 2016!
Here’s to a spectacular year of dynamic performances, exhibits, films,
workshops, parties, and community festivals!

Michael Formanek Ensemble Kollossus

WHEN: FRI JAN 22 | 7:30 & 9PM
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
Tickets & Info

Baltimore bassist extraordinaire convenes a truly massive, powerhouse big band to celebrate his new release on ECM records. This will be one of the highlights of the jazz music calendar and a celebratory victory for the Baltimore jazz scene.


California Twang!

WHEN: SAT JAN 23 | 8PM
Tickets & Info

Tonight, Arty Hill hosts a bevy of mid-Atlantic's best country singers presenting their favorite California Country tunes.

 

 


WORKSHOPS:

Hip Hop Dance Workshop with Shaun Creativity

WHEN: THU JAN 21 | 6-9PM

Shaun Creativity, world renowned French hip hop dancer and choreographer, will instruct a dance master class to teach creative expression through movement and hip-hop choreography popular in his native city Paris, France. Great for beginners and all who love to dance. Info


The Contemporary's Grit Fund Info Session + Tax Workshop

WHEN: SAT JAN 23 | NOON-2:30PM FREE!

The Grit Fund Information Session will cover the application process, guidelines, eligibility, funding priorities, and more. The Tax Workshop covers tax incentives for designated Arts & Entertainment Districts and offers a tax primer for practicing artists, including tips for tracking tax deductible expenses. Info

Candids vs. Portraits

WHEN: SAT JAN 23 | 1-4PM

Featured artist in the Creative Alliance exhibition, DWELL, East Baltimore native Webster Phillips III discusses and demonstrates key differences between candids and portraits. In this hands-on workshop participants will take discussion into action, exploring the nearby neighborhood with their cameras, returning for a final discussion and critique. Tickets & Info


Watercolor Demystified

WHEN: SAT JAN 23 | 1:30-4PM

Take the plunge and dip your brush into this introductory watercolor workshop where award-winning watercolorist and popular instructor Steve Bleinberger will demystify this wonderful medium. It’s easier than many may think. Tickets & Info

 


SAVE THE DATE FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

JAN 28 | COMEDY NIGHT WITH TODD BARRY
JAN 29 | AN EVENING WITH LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III
JAN 30 | 10TH ANNUAL VIVA BRASIL!
FEB 2 | LOW
FEB 4 | FILM | WIT'S END
FEB 5 | FLAMENCO APARICIO DANCE COMPANY
FEB 6 | BOB MARLEY'S BIRTHDAY SOUL SHAKEDOWN
FEB 10 | 4 PLAY!
FEB 11 | FILM | DO THE RIGHT THING
FEB 12 | MIPSO

WARM HEARTS GUARANTEED @ CORRADETTI GLASS BLOWING STUDIO

Get creative at the hottest spot in Baltimore this Valentine's Day.
Have a seat at the glassblowing bench and feel the thrill while you shape a beautiful Valentine heart paperweight out of solid molten glass. A perfect way to commemorate love in the new year! Our evening event includes wine & cheese. Saturday is fun for the whole family.

Bring your sweetheart, friends or come solo. Must register online, space is very limited.

WHEN:

  • Thursday, Feb 11: Glass Heart Paperweight making with wine & cheese
  • Saturday, Feb 13: Glass Heart Paperweight making sessions

WHERE: Corradetti Glassblowing Studio, 2010 Clipper Park Rd., Suite 119, Baltimore

Click here for event descriptions & registration


GLASSBLOWING: FULL DAY CLASSES

In our weekend classes students will work intensively over the 6 hour day to learn or improve glassblowing skills. Private instruction, corporate & school group activities also available.

Click here for 2016 class schedule & registration

Monday, January 18, 2016

BOOKS FOR KIDS/TWEENS/TEENS TO HONOR DR. KING

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates the life and civil rights work of Dr. King. In 1994, the holiday was officially recognized as a National Day of Service where volunteers across the country work together to make a difference in their communities.

In addition to this year’s Newbery winner and Caldecott Honor books “Last Stop on Market Street,” “Trombone Shorty” and “Voice of Freedom,”  check out the titles below for some children’s books about Dr. King, fiction and nonfiction books about ordinary people who stand up for what’s right, and stories about helping others and giving back.

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In the spirit of Martin Luther King’s activism, your tweens & teens might be interested in reading:

"In a book that tackles the biggest challenges facing us today, Chelsea Clinton combines facts, charts, photographs and stories to give readers a deep understanding of the world around them—and how anyone can make a difference. With stories about children and teens who have made real changes big and small—in their families, their communities, in our country and across the world—this book will inspire readers of all ages to do their part to make our world a better place."—Amazon.com.

Thank you to Carol Simon Levin, Bridgewater Twp. librarian for these suggestions.