Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson

url-1You may have seen your parents reading this book. It is the exciting and inspiring true story of a man who has dedicated his life to promoting peace through education.  Now there are two children’s versions of the worldwide bestseller: the CPS library has the picture book (Listen to the Wind) and this Young Reader’s Edition.  Read it and find out what the rest of the world is talking about!

When mountaineer Greg Mortenson got lost in the Pakistani mountains after a failed attempt at climbing K2, he was rescued by the villagers in the poor village of Korphe. As he was nursed back to health, Mortenson was shocked to learn that Korphe’s children had no school, with lessons taught outdoors just three days a week. Kids learned to write using sticks in the dirt. To repay the village’s kindness, Mortenson promised to return, and help build a school. He did return, and he eventually built more than FIFTY schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan!  Reading a book like this is inspiring, educational, and can help a child feel connected to the larger world.

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One Comment on “Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson”

  1. Rachael Says:

    Wow, this book was so inspiring. It really made me want to do something important with my life. I would recomend to read it

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