In their own words and their own voices, these contributors prove that ordinary citizens can make a difference. They offer practical resources to turn inspiration into action. From effective online petitions to getting out informed voters, this empowering audio is an essential guide for being involved based on one criterion: a heartfelt desire to better our communities and country.MoveOn.org is an online activist group with more than 2 million members. Wes Boyd and Joan Blades started MoveOn in 1998 with a simple petition encouraging Congress to censure President Clinton and then ´´move on´´. It has become the catalyst for a monumental change occurring in political activism, that of individuals stepping up, speaking out, and pooling their political clout. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joan Blades, Peter Schurman, Al Gore, David Fenton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/part/000079/bk_part_000079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What is moral courage? Put simply, it´s the willingness to be original, unique, and different from everyone else in your group. And it´s one of the hardest things to do. Because you´ll have to take criticism from parents, friends, preachers, teachers and bosses who want you to conform. Here´s what Bobby Kennedy said about moral courage. He was speaking to South African students in 1966 - the heyday of apartheid: ´´Few are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change a world that yields most painfully to change.´´ That´s why Irshad Manji founded the Moral Courage Project at New York University´s Wagner School of Public Service. The Moral Courage Project teaches young leaders to break silences for the sake of a greater good. Her focus is to teach, mentor, and engage undergraduates. In this brave and thought provoking speech, Irshad Manji addresses New York University students on how to find the courage to live by a bright moral compass. A must listen for students, teachers, parents, future leaders, and anyone seeking the courage to take the road less-traveled, How I Got Moral Courage - And You Can, Too is full of concrete suggestions, food for thought, and an uplifting sense of possibility and social responsibility. Here, Irshad Manji does more than inspire hope for a brighter tomorrow: she gives us the tools and the confidence to begin changing the world today. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mosc/000002/bk_mosc_000002_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to a world of wind and bone, songs and silence, betrayal and courage. Kirit Densira cannot wait to pass her wingtest and begin flying as a trader by her mother´s side, being in service to her beloved home tower and exploring the skies beyond. When Kirit inadvertently breaks Tower Law, the city´s secretive governing body, the Singers, demand that she become one of them instead. In an attempt to save her family from greater censure, Kirit must give up her dreams to throw herself into the dangerous training at the Spire, the tallest, most forbidding tower, deep at the heart of the City. As she grows in knowledge and power, she starts to uncover the depths of Spire secrets. Kirit begins to doubt her world and its unassailable Laws, setting in motion a chain of events that will lead to a haunting choice and may well change the city forever - if it isn´t destroyed outright. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Khristine Hvam. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023114/bk_adbl_023114_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cette nuit j´ai rêvé que je retournais au Cimetière des Livres oubliés...Dans la Barcelone franquiste des années de plomb, la disparition d´un ministre déchaîne une cascade d´assassinats, de représailles et de mystères. Mais pour contrer la censure, la propagande et la terreur, la jeune Alicia Gris, tout droit sortie des entrailles de ce régime nauséabond, est habile à se jouer des miroirs et des masques. Son enquête l´amène à croiser la route du libraire Daniel Sempere. Il n´est plus ce petit garçon qui trouva un jour dans les travées du Cimetière des Livres oubliés l´ouvrage qui allait changer sa vie, mais un adulte au cœur empli de tristesse et de colère. Le silence qui entoure la mort de sa mère a ouvert dans son âme un abîme dont nul ne parvient à le tirer. En compagnie d´Alicia, tous les membres du clan Sempere affrontent la vérité sur l´histoire secrète de leur famille et, quel qu´en soit le prix à payer, voguent vers l´accomplissement de leur destin. Érudition, maîtrise et profondeur sont la marque de ce roman qui gronde de passions, d´intrigues et d´aventures. Un formidable hommage à la littérature. 1. French. Frédéric Meaux. http://samples.audible.de/bk/odlb/002068/bk_odlb_002068_sample.mp3.