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Stones into Schools by Greg Mortenson
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Jul 08, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 958, education, life-skills, central-asia, literary-non-fiction
Read from July 01 to 08, 2010

Another great tale of the most-meaningful life of a failed mountain climber and nurse turned school builder and life changer. Following on Three Cups of Tea, which was written by somebody else about Mortenson, this is a first person account of Mortenson and the Central Asia Institute's work to get schools built in remote areas to educate girls and women in areas where they've been forbidden to be educated.

It's a little odd that Iranian actress Atossa Leoni is reading the first person account of a shy, hulking man from Montana, but it puts the listener in mind of the perhaps the hundreds or thousands of Central Asian females who might now able to read because of the work of Mortenson, his colleagues, and the people of the area who are embracing education over ignorance and the violence it breeds.

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