Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Three Cups of Tea

Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin is a good book to read. It is an account of how Greg Mortenson started many schools in Pakistan to educate the girls in that country. Here in the United States, I think we don't realize how fortunate we are that all people get to attend school. In Pakistan there are many places that school is not an option. Girls are even less likely to attend school. Mortenson has spent more than ten years trying to make schools more accessible. The difficulties that he encountered and the sacrifices he has made tell much about his passion for this. It is amazing what kind of difference a person with a passion for helping others can make in our world. If you want to know more about this book or Mortenson's work, look at the website for the book at http://www.threecupsoftea.com/. Adventurers and educators should read this book. It would also make a great book to read for a book club. Has anyone read this?

5 comments:

Cheryl M said...

I agree it is a great book to read. My book group recently discussed it and it spurred people to think about what could be done to help people locally as well as internationally.

amandajean said...

I haven't read it. but then again, I haven't read much at all. but I can almost recite "my lucky day". so that has to count for something, right?

____Maggie said...

I may have already told you, but ou book group did it and then saved $116 in pennies to send to the author's foundation. It was very satisfying. :)

Oh, I'm having a Southern Book Haiku if you are interested. Contest Here!

Nabeel said...

all Pakistanis and Islam promotes girls to get education and to be treated well and nicely. Educated people understand the importance of women getting education and being treated equally. however there are some rural areas in pakistan that don't know this and are extremely backwards. the sad thing is that they think it is religious ... in fact it is totally opposite.

Nan said...

I've heard such good things about this book, and really must read it.