Beautiful story of courage and determination
I think that this is a beautiful story that highlights what children need most: the will to persevere through adversity for an ideal. Mortenson did a powerful job of stumbling upon a need in the world, and then bringing all of his powers to bear upon manifesting a solution.
The story illustrates his journey to Afghanistan, where he became lost on a track and wound up in a village. He vowed to return and help build schools for girls, against all odds! And he did.
Though the ghost writer seemed to embellish the story slightly, it is a great and inspiring read!