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

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The inspirational story of a former Microsoft executive's quest to build libraries around the world and share the love of books. What's happened since John Wood left Microsoft to change the world? Just ask six million kids in the poorest regions of Asia and Africa. In 1999, at the age of thirty-five, Wood quit a lucrative career to found the nonprofit Room to Read. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as "the Andrew Carnegie of the developing world," he strived to bring the lessons of the corporate world to the nonprofit sector-and succeeded spectacularly. In his acclaimed first book, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, Wood explained his vision and the story of his start-up. Now, he tackles the organization's next steps and its latest challenges-from managing expansion to raising money in a collapsing economy to publishing books for children who literally have no books in their native language. At its heart, Creating Room to Read shares moving stories of the people Room to Read works to help: impoverished children whose schools and villages have been swept away by war or natural disaster and girls whose educations would otherwise be ignored. People at the highest levels of finance, government, and philanthropy will embrace the opportunity to learn Wood's inspiring business model and blueprint for doing good. And general readers will love Creating Room to Read for its spellbinding story of one man's mission to put books within every child's reach.
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9781469024387
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subject_facet BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities, EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions, Education -- Africa, Education -- Asia, Language Arts & Disciplines / Literacy, Literacy programs -- Africa, Literacy programs -- Asia, Room to Read (Organization)
table_of_contents 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 -- Sleepless in Siem Reap -- "I was in grade two when our school was burned down" -- "Sorry, but your money has disappeared" -- "We picked up the phone to call for help" -- Nine books last night -- On her narrow shoulders rest a family's dreams -- Mr. X -- 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" -- "Three completely pregnant cows" -- Mr. Poet and Miss Library.
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title Creating Room to Read : a story of hope in the battle for global literacy
title_alt Room to Read :
title_display Creating Room to Read : a story of hope in the battle for global literacy
title_full Creating Room to Read : a story of hope in the battle for global literacy / John Wood, Creating Room to Read : a story of hope in the battle for global literacy [electronic resource] / John Wood
title_short Creating Room to Read :
title_sort creating room to read a story of hope in the battle for global literacy
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topic BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Nonprofit Organizations & Charities, EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions, Education Africa, Education Asia, Language Arts & Disciplines / Literacy, Literacy programs Africa, Literacy programs Asia, Room to Read (Organization)
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