Monday, December 29, 2008

Save the Date!

Little Shop is thrilled to announce that Greg Mortenson, author of New York Times bestsellingThree Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace...One School at a Time will be in town on January 28th to discuss his new books, a young reader version of the original and a beautiful picture book for our youngest readers.

If you haven't heard Greg's story, you should know that it is one of hope and goodness and goosebumps of the best kind. In 1993, Greg attempted to unsuccessfully climb K2 and ended up lost and sick in the mountains of Pakistan. He wandered into a village where he was taken in by its residents and nursed back to health. Greg made a promise to these people that he would return someday and build the children of this village a school.

And he did.

Since then, Greg's organizations, the Central Asia Institute
and Pennies for Peace , have worked to build more than 70 schools in both Pakistan and Afghanistan and have brought educational opportunity to thousands and thousands of school aged children where before there was none.

Do you have goosebumps yet?

Greg will be speaking at Agnes Scott College in Gaines Auditorium at 1pm on January 28th with a signing and light reception to immediately follow. We will be on hand to sell copies of all three books but strongly recommend that you pre-order since we do expect a sizable crowd.

And yes, there will be plenty of goosebumps on hand as well.


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

3 links-a-go-go

Our very own Diane Capriola gets lots of love from Sarah Prineas, author of The Magic Theif, over at the Class of 2k8 blog.

We haven't checked in with local artist Elizabeth Dulemba for a good coloring page for awhile. Go there now and see her super cute Christmas mouse.

Finally, on a sad note, one of my fellow bloggers has passed. As some of you might know, I also blog on Guys Lit Wire, a book blog for teen boys. Last week, "Dewey", an English teacher and book blogger died. If you get a moment, go check out her blog; I think you'll see why she'll be so very missed.