The UUCLC Lending Library’s featured book of the month is “Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time” by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin.
In 1993, a mountaineer named Greg Mortenson drifted into an impoverished Pakistan village in the Karakoram mountains after a failed attempt to climb K2. Moved by the inhabitants’ kindness, he promised to return and build a school. Over the next decade, Mortenson built not just one but 55 schools, especially for girls, in the forbidding terrain that gave birth to the Taliban.
Mortenson is the director of the Central Asia Institute (www.ikat.org). A former mountaineer and military veteran, he spends several months each year building schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He lives inMontana with his wife and two children.
His co-author, David Oliver Relin, is a globe-trotting journalist who has won more than 40 national awards for his writing and editing. A former teaching/writing fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Relin is a frequent contributor to Parade and Skiing Magazine. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
A reading guide is available from the publisher’s Web site at http://us.penguingroup.com/static/rguides/us/three_cups_of_tea.html. For additional information about Greg Mortenson and the schools he built, visit www.threecupsoftea.com.
This is one of many books that can be found in the UUCLC Lending Library. Look for the portable cart in the sanctuary on Sundays.
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