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Creating Room to Read : a story of hope in the battle for global literacy

Author: John Wood
Publisher: London : Viking, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What's happened since John Wood left Microsoft to change the world? Just ask six million kids in the poorest regions of Asia and Africa. In 1999, at the age of thirty-five, Wood quit a lucrative career to found the non-profit Room to Read.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Wood
ISBN: 9780670015436 0670015431
OCLC Number: 826937258
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 290 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Ten years, ten thousand libraries! --
Bold goals attract bold people --
A kilogram of gold --
The lottery of life --
Blame it on Bahundanda --
Helping others help themselves: the challenge grant model --
GSD: building a world class team --
The tsunami: one year after --
"No Range Rovers": the war on overhead --
Searching for Seuss --
Baby fish goes to school --
Sleepless in Siem Reap --
"I was in grade two when our school was burned down" --
"Sorry, but your money has disappeared" --
"We picked up the phone to call for help" --
Nine books last night --
On her narrow shoulders rest a family's dreams --
Mr. X --
Now departing for Cambodia: literacy one --
Frantic footsteps in the night --
The world's tallest fund-raising thermometer --
"Whose version of the future will win?" --
Boat to read --
"If you cannot read, school can be a torture" --
"Three completely pregnant cows" --
Mr. Poet and Miss Library.
Responsibility: John Wood.

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In 1999, at the age of thirty-five, the author quit a lucrative career to found the nonprofit Room to Read. In his first book, he explained his vision and the story of his start-up. In this title, he  Read more...

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