Social Justice Challenge

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Illiteracy and Education

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Book Recommendations


  • Adult
    • Promoting Reading in Developing Countries by Vincent Greaney and International Reading Association
    • Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin
    • Tutor: A Collaborative Approach to Literacy Education by Judy Cheatham
    • Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson
    • Kids from Nowhere by George Guthridge
    • Beyond Access: Transforming Policy and Practice for Gender Equality in Education by Sheila Aikman
  • Young Adult

  • Middle Grade
    • Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Journey to Change the World… One Child at a Time (The Young Reader’s Edition) adapted by Sarah Thomson

  • Picture Books
    • Listen to the Wind by Greg Mortenson, illustrated by Susan Roth
    • Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan by Jeanette Winter


  • Adult
    • The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine
    • The Book Boy by Joanna Trollope
    • Push by Sapphire
  • Young Adult
    • Climbing the Stairs by Padma Venkatraman
  • Middle Grade

  • Picture Books
    • Amadi’s Snowman by Katia Novet Saint-Lot

Media Recommendations

Websites & Blog Recommendations

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