29 May 2009
Three Cups of Tea Youth Edition
Since I didn't much like the book Three Cups of Tea when I read it last year, but because I think Greg Mortenson's story is an important one to tell, I decided to try reading the new youth edition of Three Cups of Tea. I didn't read every page (since it was telling the same thing as the original), but I did read enough to decide that it was pretty good. It's obviously aimed at children, with plenty of words defined in the glossary and a slightly simplified storyline (that's a good thing, with this book). It's a much quicker read than the original. There's also a pretty long section at the end talking to Mortenson's daughter, Amira, that was interesting.
Even though this is for children, I think it might be the better book to read if you just want to learn about what Greg Mortenson is trying to do in south Central Asia.