Genre: Non-fiction-- 371.822
Suggested age: 8-13
Author: Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
Who would have thought that a failed attempt to scale K2 would result in a life-changing mission to bring world peace to all through building schools in remote villages? Three Cups of Tea is a true story about just that! Greg Mortenson wandered into a remote village in Pakistan upon making a wrong turn that could have turned deadly. The people of this village nursed him back to health. In return, Greg promised to come back to build a school for the village’s 84 children so that they could learn indoors with a trained teacher and much needed resources.
This is the type of story that I never tire of. The bravery, perseverance, and resourcefulness of Greg Mortenson is inspiring to readers of all ages. I also love that this story is available for all levels of readers in picture book, adult, and young reader editions.