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Fri February 15, 2013
"Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy" by John Wood
John Wood worked for Microsoft for nine years, helping grow the company’s international profile. He resigned at thirty-five and founded Room to Read, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s top nonprofit organizations.
Now, he examines 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 in his new book, Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy.
In it, he 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.