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Kids Need Freadom® “Kids Need Kiwanis!”

Our recent distribution of bountiful baskets of books pictures the first of many enjoyable moments for one of our new families in our Freadom® Families program. In collaborative partnership with family support organization Family Focus Englewood, families - with at...

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Twenty Million Dollar Secret in a Song

A young child once asked Mr. Rogers, "What do you do with the mad that you feel?" Fred Rogers' response to that child - really to all children, of all ages - became a short song. That song gently validates the child's emotion of anger, gives guidance on how to vent...

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Anything is possible?

How did a wrongfully convicted 14 year old go from being scared and hopeless to being free and feeling "Anything is possible"? "By any other name" he traveled The FREADOM® Road! Follow John Bunn's incredible journey in the Resources section of our...

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Poems by Heart

Memorizing great poetry is perennially recommended by educators. This recommendation is especially important for the incarcerated self-made scholar. Chicago's legendary entrepreneurial educator Marva Collins encouraged students "to memorize famous poems of their...

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EDUCATION STARTS WITH A BOOK

Queen Mother Reverend Helen Sinclair -ordained worldwide minister, National Director of Jessie "Ma" Houston Prison Outpost of Rainbow Push Coalition, and one of our Board members - once commented that "In prison, education is often a do it yourself proposition"....

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Prayer is Practical

Studies have shown that the act of praying benefits the one who prays in terms of emotional and even physical well being - regardless of the person's faith affiliation. Written by internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and media personality Marianne Williamson,...

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It’s Not Over Until You Win

Les Brown, preeminent motivational speaker, media personality, and an author has a history of inspiring people from all walks of life, ethnicities, genders, and ages. His own life is the model for his winning philosophy and advice. Born into poverty, raised by a...

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Shortcut to Transformation

This book - first published in 1991 - is a classic in the field of self-awareness and personal transformation. It has been acclaimed by many - including iconic NBA coach Pat Riley, actor Martin Sheen, best selling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,...

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Battlefield of the Mind

A government study on substance abuse and its impact on incarceration and children of the incarcerated recommends that those involved in solving this epidemic problem partner with faith-based organizations. Television evangelist Joyce Meyer's bestseller Battlefield of...

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Reading on the Road of Life

In Education of a Wandering Man, author of perennially loved western adventure stories, Louis L'Amour, tells the story of his greatest adventure - his own life. Louis L'Amour dropped out of school at age fifteen to "roam the earth". He explored exotic places like...

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The Hidden Messages In Water

In his book, The Hidden Messages In Water, internationally renowned Japanese scientist, author and entrepreneur, Dr. Masaru Emoto, simply, elegantly and powerfully shows that crystals are transformed in frozen water when human language, feelings, thoughts or music are...

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Long Walk To Freedom

We join the Clinton Foundation - as well as others around the world - in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth. We have chosen this Anniversary week to add Nelson Mandela's autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, to our special collection of books....

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