The book is a complete guide to how one group used the KaBoom! program to design and install a new neighborhood playground. This was an unusual title for Candlewick, but clearly designed to help teachers or kids' groups take on this challenge for themselves. Darrell Hammond's nonprofit organization is the heart of what this book is about, but the text puts it all from the perspective of the people involved in the project, which would do more to encourage people to do it!
This reminded me a lot of Barbara Lewis' [b:The Kid's Guide to Social Action: How to Solve the Social Problems You Choose - and Turn Creative Thinking into Positive Action|1038037|The Kid's Guide to Social Action How to Solve the Social Problems You Choose - and Turn Creative Thinking into Positive Action|Barbara A. Lewis|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1373660766s/1038037.jpg|1024393] in that it encourages kids to get involved and do something instead of having education be only talking about doing things. It could be a great title for Mike Opitz' fitlit series
Photograph illustrations show diverse community members working on the playground at each stage of its development.