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Creating Room to Read : a story of hope in the battle for global literacy / John Wood.

Wood, John, 1964- (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780670025985 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 0670025984 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: 290 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2013.

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: The inspirational story of a former Microsoft executive's quest to build libraries around the world and share the love of books. He strived to bring the lessons of the corporate world to the nonprofit sector--and succeeded spectacularly. Now, he explains his vision and the story of his startup.

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  • 10 copies at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Haverhill Public Library. (Show preferred library)

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Haverhill Public Library 374.0124/Wood J (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Burlington Public Library 374.0124 WOO (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Chelmsford Main Library 372.4/Wood (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Flint Memorial Library 374.0124 WOO (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Groton Public Library Work & School - 374.0124 WOO (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Ipswich Public Library 379.24 Wood (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Memorial Hall Library 374 Woo (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Pollard Memorial Library 374.012 WOO (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
Reuben Hoar Library 374.0124 Woo (Text) Stacks Available -
Topsfield Town Library 374.0124 Wood (Text) Non-Fiction Available -
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Subject: Literacy programs > Africa.
Literacy programs > Asia.
Education > Africa.
Education > Asia.
Room to Read (Organization)
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