Hello Have Fun * Do Good readers! April 16th is Blog Reader Appreciation Day created by Robin Reagler of the OTHER Mother blog.
I wanted to say thanks to all of you for reading Have Fun * Do Good for the past 2 1/2 years by giving away three copies of the book I've enjoyed reading the most so far this year, Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School At a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. If I buy the book through the link on the Three Cups of Tea web site, the Central Asia Institute, Mortenson's nonprofit, will get a percentage of the sale's proceeds.
Don't let the book cover photo of three little girls reading lead you to believe that this is a sweet, mellow book. Rather, it is a do-good adventure story of a former mountain climber who has spent almost 15 years building schools in remote mountain villages of northern Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia. As you read it, not only will you be inspired by the impact one person with perseverance can achieve, but you won't be able to stop turning the pages as you follow Mortenson on his synchronistic, dangerous and exciting journey to build schools for boys and girls.
To enter for a chance to receive a book, please post a comment with the name of a person or organization that you think is doing innovative work around educating children (anywhere in the world) by 5 PM PT Friday, April 18th. I'll pick three people from the comments at random. Be sure to list some way to contact you on your comment so I can get your mailing address if you are chosen to receive a book.
Thanks again for reading Have Fun * Do Good, and for sharing it with your friends!
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School At a Time Book Cover Image via Greg Mortenson's web site. Photo of Hushe Community School under construction courtesy of Greg Mortenson, Central Asia Institute.
Hat tip to Beth's Blog for letting me know about Reader Appreciation Day.