THREE CUPS OF TEA
Dear Greg Mortenson,
While reading the book Three Cups of Tea I realized that in the world there are so many children that don't have schools or the chance to get an education. Most kids in America don't appreciate the opportunity for education that kids in Asia would give so much to have. This book was very inspiring because now that I have read it I resolved to try and get "Pennies for Peace" to our school. Another reason that this book was meaningful is that some of the boys got education but that was a chance that girls never got. I think that would be considered a double standard and I would definitely hate it.
One reason I related to the book's characters is that Haji Ali was like a fatherly figure to you and he reminds me of my grandpa; strong willed, not very educated and always there when you need him.
After I read your book I told some friends at school about it and they are in the process of reading it. I know that it is required reading for certain people in the military and I think it should be required reading for school children. It would shows kids how fortunate they are to get education at a low cost when children overseas in Pakistan and Afghanistan must pay a very high price for education. The children would also walk for many miles to a school and even if they were willing, some could never get the chance, especially girls. It is so sad and makes me so upset that some of these children have to walk through land mines and must step on an exact spot or they may die. Also it makes me concerned that schools are sometimes a target for bombings, while most children of the United States are safe at school and on their trip there. I never knew about all the problems of education overseas, but this book brought these problems to my attention.
Thank you so much for writing this amazing book!!!