Season's Greetings and
Happy Thanksgiving from Central Asia Institute and Greg Mortenson!
We are delighted at the
publication of Greg Mortenson's new book, Stones into School: Promoting
Peace with Book, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The story is a continuum of Three Cups of
Tea and is weaved with a tapestry
of stories about our students and the impact of education on their lives.
Stones into Schools
will be launched nationally at bookstores and
websites on December 1st 2009. You can purchase the book here
. Please volunteer for us
by encouraging people to check with local bookstores, public libraries, school
libraries, mosques, churches and synagogues to carry Stones into Schools
. You have helped to make Three Cups of Tea a bestseller with your recommendations, letters to
editors, book clubs, schools, college Freshman Reads and making it a 'community read'.
In this vivid first-person narrative, the story picks up where Three Cups
left off in 2003, recounting CAI's relentless, ongoing efforts to establish
schools for girls in Afghanistan; Mortenson's extensive work in Azad Kashmir
and Pakistan after a massive earthquake hit the region in 2005; and the unique
ways he has built relationships with Islamic clerics, militia commanders, and
He shares for the first time his broader vision to promote peace
through education and literacy, as well as touching on military matters, Islam,
and women-all woven together with the many rich personal stories of the people
who have been involved in this remarkable two-decade humanitarian effort. Since
the 2006 publication of Three Cups of Tea, Mortenson has traveled across the
U.S. and the world to share his vision with hundreds of thousands of people. He
has met with heads of state, top military officials, and leading politicians
who all seek his advice and insight.
Again we look towards your grass root publicity to help us spread the message
about the Stones into Schools
. You can buy the book here
through CAI and
Amazon and Indie bound (Independent bookseller) and all book purchases will
generate 7% to CAI. Check our new website at www.stonesintoschools.com
Blessings of Peace from our family to
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