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Three Cups of Tea by Greg ­Mortenson with David Oliver Relin This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Claudia S, Plano, TX

Three Cups of Tea tells the story of Greg Mortenson, who endeavors to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. It describes “one man's mission to promote peace one school at a time.” This is a great read if you're looking for inspiration to change the world.

The title comes from a local proverb that explains how after sharing three cups of tea, “you become family,” and this is ­exactly what happens to Mortenson.

The journey begins with Mortenson's unsuccessful ­attempt to climb K2, the second highest mountain on earth. Even though he fails, the book shows his strength and determination, which eventually help him overcome obstacles to building his first school.

Descending from the mountain, he ends up in the small village of Korphe, where he is treated with great hospitality.

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