Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace with Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan (Paperback)

By Greg Mortenson, Khaled Hosseini (Foreword by)
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“In Stones Into Schools Greg Mortenson brings us up to date on the progress of the Central Asia Institute's efforts to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan (now at over 130 schools). While reading this book produces a sense of the overwhelming obstacles and hardship faced by people in this region of the world, it also provides some wonder and hope about how much can be accomplished by so few people, with so little money.”
— Brad, Paulina Springs Books, Sisters, OR

November 2010 Indie Next List


“In Stones Into Schools, Greg Mortenson brings us up to date on the progress of the Central Asia Institute's efforts to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan, now totaling over 130 schools. While reading this book produces a sense of the overwhelming obstacles and hardship faced by people in this region of the world, it also provides some wonder and hope about how much can be accomplished by so few people, with so little money.”
— Brad, Paulina Springs Books, Sisters, OR

Description


From the author of the #1 bestseller "Three Cups of Tea," the continuing story of this determined humanitarian's efforts to promote peace through education
In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where "Three Cups of Tea" left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his extensive work in Azad Kashmir and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and tribal leaders. He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam, and women--all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort.
Since the 2006 publication of "Three Cups of Tea," Mortenson has traveled across the U.S. and the world to share his vision with hundreds of thousands of people. He has met with heads of state, top military officials, and leading politicians who all seek his advice and insight. The continued phenomenal success of "Three Cups of Tea" proves that there is an eager and committed audience for Mortenson's work and message.

About the Author


Greg Mortenson is the cofounder of the Central Asia Institute. A resident of Montana, he spends several months of the year in Pakistan and Afghanistan.



Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains Echoed. He is A U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780143118237
ISBN-10: 0143118234
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: October 26th, 2010
Pages: 422
Language: English