June 12, 2015

Editor's Choice: This Week's Special Offers Are...

By: Ryan Schleicher @ 9:37 AM – Filed under: Big Ideas & New Perspectives

Today's Special Offers are pulled from J.P. Morgan Summer Reading List selections. We're proud to be the distribution arm of the reading program. 

Every Gift Matters: How Your Passion Can Change the World by Carrie Morgridge and John Perry, Greenleaf Book Group, 184 pages, 5/2015

Buy for 37% Off: “Giving transforms two lives: the one who receives and the one who gives,” writes Carrie Morgridge, who has worked for 15 years with her husband at the Morgridge Family Foundation. Every Gift Matters shares inspiring tales of those who drive community change through giving. Imbued with Morgridge’s boundless passion and energy, Every Gift Matters reflects her own practice of pairing a gift with personal involvement, making this a deeply felt account both moving and practical. 

Rain: A Natural and Cultural History by Cynthia Barnett, Crown, 368 pages, 4/2015

Buy for 40% Off: Blending science and history—and a dedication to the environment—Cynthia Barnett’s Rain traces the evolution of one of the most common, precious and sometimes destructive forces in nature. Beginning with the primordial showers that created oceans and nurtured life, and moving through time to today’s altered weather patterns, Barnett brings a documentary approach to her subject, revealing mankind’s abiding fascination with, prayers for--and fear of--rain.  

Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That's Transforming Education by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica, Viking, 320 pages, 4/2015

Buy for 40% Off: In his latest work, Ken Robinson makes the case for tapping our advanced technological capital—and creativity—to foster learning and revamp public education systems. Creativity, he says, is essential. Using stories from education’s frontlines, Robinson offers persuasive evidence that students, teachers and societies benefit from a curriculum centered on creativity rather than standardized learning and assessment.