Listen to the Wind is the true story by Greg Mortenson and Susan L. Roth of how Korphe, Pakistan, got a school.
Media reports about what's happening in Afghanistan and Pakistan focus on fighting, so it's important for American children to learn about other efforts that bring hope and new possibilities for their peers in those distant lands.
This beautifully designed picture book is illustrated by Roth's collages; in the back there is a scrapbook with pictures of the real people behind this adventure.
The story is told in the voice of Korphe's children. They describe how Mortenson was cared for in their village after he got lost while mountain-climbing. When he asked how he could repay the villagers for their kindnesses, the chief said they needed a school. Mortenson returned with funds and supplies and everyone in the community helped build the school.
Since then Mortenson has helped build many more schools and shown how the love of learning thrives everywhere in the world (Dial Books for Young Readers).
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