What a great thing…sharing books, reading books with your children. Mom, James and I did a book club together last year. It is great to read the same book as them, talk about and share the same experience. We are all doing it again and tonight we get to see the author too…
Book Event we are going to tonight…SO excited. All this info is from Rainydaybooks.com
Time: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 6:30 p.m.
Location: Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
Title of Event: SOLD OUT Greg Mortenson for Three Cups of Tea
Author: Greg Mortenson, 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and International Bestselling Author of Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace . . . One School at a Time, $25.95 Hardcover, ISBN 9780670034826, Published: 2006, will give a Multimedia Presentation about the 3 New Editions of his Book. Watch Greg and his daughter Amira in recent interviews on NBC The TODAY Show and just Greg on CBS Sunday Morning. Greg Mortenson sponsors these Charitable Organizations: Three Cups of Tea, Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace.
The inspiring story of one man's humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban's backyard. Greg, a mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan's treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built 55 schools-especially for girls-that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. Greg's quest brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans.
These Young Readers Editions of Three Cups of Tea, have been specially adapted for younger readers and updated by Greg to bring his remarkable story of humanitarianism up to date for the present. They include new photos and illustrations, as well as a special interview by Greg’s twelve-year-old daughter, Amira, who has traveled with her father as an advocate for the Pennies for Peace program for children.
Three Titles: Three Cups of Tea, $8.99 Softcover, ISBN 9780142414125, On Sale Date: January 22, 2009
Three Cups of Tea: Young Readers Edition, $16.99 Hardcover, ISBN 9780803733923, On Sale Date: January 22, 2009
Listen to the Wind, $16.99 Hardcover, ISBN 9780803730588, On Sale Date: January 22, 2009
SOLD OUT What: Greg Mortenson will give us a Multimedia Presentation and talk about his Three New Young Readers Editions of his Book, his life, his work, answer audience questions and he will autograph copies of his books purchased from Rainy Day Books, on our website and / or at our Author Event, that are accompanied by a Stamped Ticket.