Learn More about Greg Mortenson's Books
Three Cups of Tea
Peace and Hope Begin With Education:
One Child At A Time
Greg Mortenson is the co-author of the #1 NY Times Best Seller Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace, One School At A Time. It recounts the journey that led Mortenson from a failed 1993 attempt to climb Pakistan's K2, the world's second highest mountain, to successfully establish schools in some of the most remote regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan. By replacing guns with pencils, rhetoric with reading, Mortenson combines his unique background with his intimate knowledge of the developing world to promote peace with books, not bombs, and successfully bring education and hope to remote communities in central Asia. Three Cups of Tea is at once an unforgettable adventure and the inspiring true story of how one man really is changing the world—one school at a time.
Three Cups of Tea has also been adapted and updated for young readers of all ages. The Young Readers edition, Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Journey to Change the World…One Child at a Time includes 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. Listen to the Wind, the children's book, is told in the voice of Korphe’s children, and illuminates the humanity and culture of a relevant and distant part of the world while sharing a riveting example of how one person can change thousands of lives. Visit www.threecupsoftea.com for more information.
Stones Into Schools
Promoting Peace through Education
in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
In this dramatic first-person narrative, Greg Mortenson picks up where Three Cups of Tea left off in 2003, recounting his relentless, ongoing efforts to establish schools for girls in Afghanistan; his 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 tribal leaders even as he was dodging shootouts with feuding Afghan warlords and surviving an eight-day armed abduction
by the Taliban. 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. The continued phenomenal success of Three Cups of Tea proves that there is an eager and committed audience for Mortenson’s work and message. Visit www.stonesintoschools.com for more information.
Mary Joan Hahn
Community & Public Relations