Aug
20
2012

Back to School sweepstakes
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As students across the country head back to school and fill their backpacks with textbooks, classics, and more, we wanted to join in and celebrate some of the most fearless stories in literature. And – we want YOU to vote on your favorite fearless book for a chance to win an Amazon Kindle and a specially curated list of e-books

Five partner organizations—DoSomething.org, Global Giving, Pencils of Promise, Points of Light Institute, and Startup Weekend—shared their favorite fearless books with us.

Check out what they chose as Fearless reads and then enter our sweepstakes by voting for your favorite fearless book for a chance to win one of five Amazon Kindles loaded with all five eBooks

The organization with the most votes by August 31 will get a $5,000 grant from the Case Foundation, too!

And because we wanted in on the fun, our team submitted a few of their own favorite fearless titles, as did a handful of friends in the social good space. Check out our list, and then add your own favorite in the comments, on our Facebook wall, or tweet @CaseFoundation using #befearless!

  • The Neverending Story (submittd by Allie Burns, the Case Foundation)
  • Fugitive Pieces (submitted by Geoff Livingston, blogger and marketing expert) "How Jakob Beer can trust a Greek geologist as father and put his life back together again after the holocaust represents the most touching, heart rending story of courage I have ever read."
  • The Catcher in the Rye (submitted by Amanda Lavergne, the Case Foundation)
  • Call Me Ted (submitted by Amy DiElsi, United Nations Foundation)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (submitted by Molly Porter, the Case Foundation)
  • The Art of Being Unreasonable (submitted by Jereme Bivins, Foundation Center)
  • Brilliant Mistakes (submitted by Beth Kanter, social media expert) "It's a roadmap for using mistakes to accelerate learning for your organization and yourself."
  • The Wizard of Oz (submitted by Jenna Sauber, the Case Foundation)
  • Anne of Green Gables (submitted by Sarah Heffern, National Trust for Historic Preservation)
  • Harry Potter series (submitted by Cara Perellis, the Case Foundation)
  • What Would Google Do? (submitted by Tammy Gordon, AARP) "It's not that Google does everything perfectly (see Wave). But, it reminded me to break out of my organization's traditional way of thinking and look at new ways to approach challenges."
  • The Passage (submitted by Emily Yu, the Case Foundation) "Each of the characters must confront their own personal fears amidst the collapse of society and ultimately the destruction of the human race."
  • The Lean Start-up, and The Little Engine That Could (submitted by Matt Slutsky, Change.org)
  • Where the Wild Things Are (submitted by Kate Ahern, the Case Foundation)
  • The Starfish and the Spider (submitted by Amy Sample Ward, NTEN)
  • Matilda (submitted by Cathy Teoh, the Case Foundation)
  • Mountains Beyond Mountains (submitted by Jan-Michael Sacharko, A-SPAN) "Paul Farmer decided to help people; he didn't overanalyze or overthink. Just did it."
  • When They Come For Us, We'll Be Gone (submitted by Kari Saratovsky, philanthropy and social change expert)

The bell rings (or at least, our sweeps ends) on August 31 at 3:00 pm ET – so vote and enter to win today!

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