Lists and Suggestions

List: Nonfiction - Feel-Good Stories

Lewis, Michael

The young man at the center of this extraordinary and moving story will one day be among the most hi...

Hillenbrand, Laura.

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared...

Grennan, Conor.

Describes how the author's three-month service as a volunteer at the Little Princes Orphanage i...

St. John, Warren.

Memories of war, political crackdowns, revolutions, and ethnic cleansing are part of life in Clarkst...

Hamilton, Bethany.

Bethany Hamilton, a teenage surfer lost her arm in a shark attack off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii. No...

Cope, Pam.

Cope's story is at once a moving, personal account of loss--her 15-year-old son died of a heart...

Fisher, Robin Gaby.

On January 19, 2000, a fire raged through Seton Hall University's freshman dormitory, killing t...

Letts, Elizabeth.

"The eighty-dollar champion tells the dramatic odyssey of a horse called Snowman, saved from th...

Martinez, J. R.

This book tells the story of an inspirational journey from tragedy to triumph. In 2003, at age ninet...

Montanti, Elissa.

Traces how the author worked through grief and anxiety by founding the Global Medical Relief Fund to...

Ballard, Chris.

In 1971, a small-town high school baseball team from rural Illinois playing with hand-me-down unifor...

Lende, Heather,

After the success of her first book and a near-fatal bicycle collision, the author contemplates both...

Hendley, Doc.

" The captivating story of an ordinary bartender who's changing the world through clean wa...

Hanagarne, Josh,

A funny, book-obsessed kid, Josh Hanagarne was born to Mormon parents in rural Utah. He plotted esca...

Counts, Alex.

Micro-financing is considered one of the most effective strategies in the fight against global pover...

Giffords, Gabrielle D.

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, showed Americans how optimis...

Schroff, Laura.

"Excuse me lady, do you have any spare change? I am hungry." When I heard him, I didn&...

Gardner, Chris

Soon to be a major film starring Will Smith, this is the inspiring rags-to-riches story of the chari...

Harden, Blaine.

Shin Dong-hyuk was born inside Camp 14, one of five sprawling political prisons in the mountains of ...