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ISU Fall 2009 Reading Project book announced

Posted September 4, 2009

“Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace… One School at a Time,” by Greg Mortensen, has been chosen as the book for the Fall 2009 Reading Project at Idaho State University.  

The ISU Reading Project consists of a series of events to encourage reading and stimulate debate among those at ISU and in the community, said project chair Bonnie Frantz.

In November, the University will sponsor lectures, panel discussions and an essay contest to provide opportunities for discussion and debate.

 “Three Cups of Tea” is the story of Mortenson’s journey from a failed attempt to climb K2 Mountain in Pakistan to his success in establishing schools in some of the most remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has survived armed kidnapping by the Taliban, firefights with feuding Afghan warlords and hate mail and death threats from fellow Americans. Today, he has established 64 schools, helping more than 26,000 children.

“Three Cups of Tea” is available in local bookstores, online retailers and at the Marshall Public Library.