Joyce of Fiction/AV/Teen Services recommends Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin:
In a world full of bad news and problems so big that many do nothing, Greg Mortenson is a breath of fresh air. In 1993, failing at his attempt to conquer K2, emaciated and lost, Mortenson wanders into a small Pakistani village. There he finds help and healing with the Balti people. He vows to repay their kindness by building the village’s first school, offering education to the boys and girls of this small village. His promise changes the course of his life and the lives of thousands of children. This book chronicles his experiences and the way he brought about amazing results in the face of overwhelming obstacles.