You've probably seen the book Three Cups of Tea at the bookstore. It's on my reading list. More importantly I've been a financial supporter of his Central Asia Institute, which builds schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan, mostly for girls. He figures if you educate girls, you educate whole community.
Mortenson is doing a book tour for his new tome, Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Come by, hear him speak, and get your book signed here:
Friday, December 11 at 7 p.m.
Where: Smithwick Theater/Foothill College (2345 El Monte Road, Los Altos)Cost: Tickets are $30 and include a copy of the book. You can get one $15 companion ticket when you purchase the regular ticket.
Tickets, call 650-324-4321 or come by their store (1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park)
Saturday, December 12 at noon
Where: Costco Danville (3150 Fostoria Way)
Cost: Booksigning only
Saturday, December 12 at 7 p.m.
Where: Santa Rosa High School (1235 Mendocino Avenue)
Cost: $20, or $10 with book purchase
Tickets: available at book store,
Free teacher/student event from 5-6:00 at different location. Check links above for more info.
Sunday, December 13 at 2 p.m.
Borders Books & Music (call for details at 916-564-0168)
Where: Tsakopoulos Library Galleria (828 I Street, Sacramento)
No further info known at this time. Call above number for details.