The Curious Autodidact

June 17, 2013

John Wood: Creating Room to Read

Filed under: book related,nonprofit,social justice — Honilima @ 3:23 pm

It is not that often I read a book and immediately buy hardcover copies for my friends, but John Wood’s book was just such a book.

I had read his previous book Leaving Microsoft to Change the World about his establishment of his nonprofit organization “Room to Read.”


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This newest book “Creating Room to Read” details the continuation of his work and the hiccups along the way. Establishing libraries and access to books and education has rocked the world of many children and adults. His focus on education girls is so amazing and inspirational. Thus far his work have touched the lives of over 7 million children in Asia and Africa and over 15,000 libraries. Look out Carnegie!

Here is a visual representation of some of his organization’s work.

Many local giving circles have been established to help this important work and you will finish the book ready to roll up your sleeves to help him with his amazing mission to touch so many lives with words.

Here’s an array of photos of children making their way to school around the world—nothing short of amazing. Never take the yellow bus for granted again.



June 10, 2013

Women’s Wisdom: George Eliot

Filed under: women heroes,Word Related — Honilima @ 3:44 pm

Dan Johnston

My own experience and development deepen every day my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy.

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), novelist (1819-1880)

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