Three Cups of Tea
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 209 pages
One man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia: in 1993 Greg Mortenson was an American mountain-climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of a Pakistani village, he promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time--Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by building schools, especially for girls, throughout the breeding ground of the Taliban. In a region where Americans are often feared and hated, he has survived kidnapping, fatwas issued by enraged mullahs, death threats, and wrenching separations from his wife and children. But his success speaks for itself--at last count, his Central Asia Institute had built fifty-five schools.--From publisher description.
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Three Cups of TeaUser Review - Katy H. - Borders
"Three Cups of Tea is about a man named Greg Mortenson. Greg is climbing a very tall Mountain in Pakistan called K2 in memory of his sister Christa. Along the way Greg becomes seprerated from the ... Read full review
Three Cups of TeaUser Review - katie45 - Borders
I thought Three Cups of Tea was a good read. It was informative about that it is actually like in Pakistan and Afghanistan. I like knowing that not every Afghan or Pakistani person we see is a ... Read full review