An amazing and inspiring book about Greg Mortenson's journey up K2 in Afghanistan leads to a life-long mission to build schools there instead. You cannot read this book without wanting to find a way to change the world! The book is available in three versions: Adult, Young Adult, and Children's. Click on the book to link to the Three Cups of Tea homepage.
Update to my review--there is a great deal of controversy surrounding this book and whether or not Greg Mortenson ever actually did any of the things he said he did, which is incredibly disappointing if true. To read the opposing point of view, grab Jon Krakauer's Three Cups of Deceit.