STORY TELLING FOR A GREENER WORLD: ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITY, AND STORY-BASED LEARNING edited by Alida Gersie, Anthony Nanso, and Edward Schieffelin
This book is interesting, because it gives lessons in how to wrap real information in entertaining stories themed on green principles. Everything from rethinking something as classical as "Apollo's Lyre" to how tales can establish connections with young people (and others) who feel like outsiders. Humans have always had a need for stories, from early campfire days to modern campfire tales. This book details how to create engaging tales that will also uplift community and environmental needs.
CHOP SUEY, USA: THE STORY OF CHINESE FOOD IN AMERICA by Young Chen. There are many types of Chinese restaurants in all corners of the country. But how did the food become so popular? How did cooking techniques, ingredients, expectations change as the environment in which the food was prepared change? This book, filled with interesting tidbits and anecdotes, explores all of that.
DECORATING FOR REAL LIFE: THE SHABBY NEST'S GUIDE TO BEAUTIFUL, FAMILY-FRIENDLY SPACES by Wendy Hyde
Filled with tips and lovely photographs of how to decorate in a way that doesn't break your spirit OR your bank account, this book gives fresh approaches to creating a room style that's for living, not staring.