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Creating room to read : a story of hope in the battle for global literacy

Author: John Wood
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Group, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In his acclaimed first book, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, Wood explained his vision and the story of his start-up. Now, he tackles the organization<U+2019>s next steps and its latest challenges<U+2014>from managing expansion to raising money in a collapsing economy to publishing books for children who literally have no books in their native language. At its heart, Creating Room to Read shares  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Wood
ISBN: 0142180505 9780142180501
OCLC Number: 849718935
Notes: Originally published by Viking in 2013.
"A Plume book."
Includes index.
Description: 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction: 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 his acclaimed first book, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, Wood explained his vision and the story of his start-up. Now, he tackles the organization<U+2019>s next steps and its latest challenges<U+2014>from managing expansion to raising money in a collapsing economy to publishing books for children who literally have no books in their native language. At its heart, Creating Room to Read shares moving stories of the people Room to Read works to help: impoverished children whose schools and villages have been swept away by war or natural disaster and girls whose educations would otherwise be ignored.

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