education

Books

Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace. . . One School at a Time

Greg Mortenson grew up in Tanganyika, now Tanzania, the son of Lutheran missionaries. He says his parents wore their faith lightly, but from them he learned to appreciate people different from himself, to live simply and to care deeply about people who are impoverished.
Books

Separate and unequal

Jonathan Kozol has made a career of documenting in book after heartbreaking book what poor children of color are asked to endure in school.