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

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Viking,
Pub. Date:
2013.
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English
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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 sectori 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 challengesi 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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9780670025985
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