Three cups of tea : one man's mission to promote peace-- one school at a time. Rescued by Pakistani villagers after a failed attempt at climbing K2, Mortenson vowed to build them a school. Twelve years later, his Central Asia Institute has built 55 schools (some serving girls) despite fatwas and worse.
The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream by Paulo Coelho http://www.worldofbooks.com/the-alchemist-a-fable-about-following-your-dream-by-paulo-coelho.html Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever.'The Alchemist' is such a book.