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Suggested Reading

We encourage our volunteers to begin their journey well before they get on a plane with something(s) from the list below. These are the books that have grounded and inspired us; we hope they’ll do the same for you.

On the Dominican Republic:

  • In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez

  • Before We Were Free, Julia Alvarez

  • How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, Julia Alvarez

  • Why The Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola, Michele Wucker

  • The Feast of the Goat, Mario Vargos Llosa and Edith Grossman


On Haiti:

  • On That Day Everybody Ate: One Woman’s Story of Hope and Possibility in Haiti, Margaret Trost

  • Pathologies of Power – Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor, Dr. Paul Farmer

  • Brother, I am Dying, Edwidge Danticant


On International Development & Social Service:

  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

  • Development as Freedom, by Amartya Sen

  • Creating a World Without Poverty, Muhummad Yunus

  • Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Traci Kidder

  • The Blue Sweater, by Jacqueline Novogratz