Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Three Cups of Tea

Genre: Non-fiction-- 371.822
Suggested age: 8-13
Author:  Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
ISBN: 9780142414125
Publisher:  Puffin

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.

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