Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson

Title: Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea
Author: Greg Mortenson
Illustrator: Susan Roth
Publisher: Dial Books (2009)
ISBN: 9780803730588
 
Listen to the Wind is a great picture book to promote social awareness, compassion, resilience and a sense of community
 

Listen to the Wind tells the story of Greg Mortenson told from the perspective of the Pakistani children he met. In 1993 Mortenson found himself lost and ill in his attempt to climb the mountain K2. Villagers from the small Pakistani village of Korphe rescue Mortenson and nursed him back to health. He wonders how he could ever repay their kindness. A village elder advises him to “listen to the wind.” 

During his time in the village, Mortenson teaches the children and makes the decision to build them a school. Despite the challenging terrain, the gruelling project is completed. Greg Mortenson has continued to build more schools, educating thousands of children. The book includes maps, photographs and additional information.

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