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

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Wood,John

Source:

Viking, New York, p.290 (2013)

Call Number:

Cubb LC158 .A2 W66 2013

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9958437

Keywords:

Education--Africa, Education--Asia, Literacy programs--Africa, Literacy programs--Asia, Room to Read (Organization)

Abstract:

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 -- Betrayal, theft, and sleepless nights -- "I was in grade two when our school was burned down" -- "Sorry, but your money has been stolen" -- "We picked up the phone to call for help" -- Nine books last night -- On her narrow shoulders rest a family's dreams -- Mr. X and Mr. Zilch -- 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" -- "With smiling face, my three cows are completely pregnant" -- Mr. Poet and Miss Library.

Publication Language:

eng