Archive - March 10, 2020

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New books by Peace Corps writers — January–February 2020
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A Towering Task–The PCV Story

New books by Peace Corps writers — January–February 2020

To purchase any of these books from Amazon.com — CLICK on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance from your purchase that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards. We now include a one-sentence description — provided by the author — for the books listed here in hopes of encouraging readers  1) to order the book and 2) to volunteer to review it. See a book you’d like to review for Peace Corps Worldwide? Send a note to Marian at peacecorpsworldwide@gmail.com, and we’ll send you a copy along with a few instructions. • Posthumous (children 7–12) Paul Aertker (Mauritania 1988–89) Flying Solo Press May 2018 $12.97 (paperback), $6.41 (Kindle) “A middle-grade adventure filled with mystery, friendship, and heart — like a Da Vinci Code for kids.”   Turn Left at OrionHundreds of Night Sky Objects . . .

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A Towering Task–The PCV Story

  The Peace Corps Story, A Towering Task How can you tell the Peace Corps story in a one hour-and-forty seven minutes film? Tell the story of more than 240,000 volunteers spanning 60 years of service? (You know how long people talk just about their two-week European vacation.) Somehow Director Alana DeJoseph  (Mali 1992-94) has managed to tell the story of all of our experiences. It takes an RPCV to get the job done. The Peace Corps began by President Kennedy in 1961 when he sent young Americans into the developing world not with a rifle, but with a handshake, and that, as we say, has made all the difference. This film– A Towering Task–tells the stories of these Americans who went from innocent to worldly, from ignorant to enlightened, from strangers to adopted members of their host country families in 141 foreign countries. Director Alana DeJoseph captured in a . . .

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