The Resource Creating Room to Read : a story of hope in the battle for global literacy, John Wood, (eaudio)

Creating Room to Read : a story of hope in the battle for global literacy, John Wood, (eaudio)

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Creating Room to Read : a story of hope in the battle for global literacy
Title
Creating Room to Read
Title remainder
a story of hope in the battle for global literacy
Statement of responsibility
John Wood
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Language
eng
Summary
The inspirational story of a former Microsoft executive's quest to build libraries around the world and share the love of books. What's happened since John Wood left Microsoft to change the world? Just ask six million kids in the poorest regions of Asia and Africa. In 1999, at the age of thirty-five, Wood quit a lucrative career to found the nonprofit Room to Read. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as "the Andrew Carnegie of the developing world," he strived to bring the lessons of the corporate world to the nonprofit sector-and succeeded spectacularly. In his acclaimed first book, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World, Wood explained his vision and the story of his start-up. Now, he tackles the organization's next steps and its latest challenges-from managing expansion to raising money in a collapsing economy to publishing books for children who literally have no books in their native language. At its heart, Creating Room to Read shares moving stories of the people Room to Read works to help: impoverished children whose schools and villages have been swept away by war or natural disaster and girls whose educations would otherwise be ignored. People at the highest levels of finance, government, and philanthropy will embrace the opportunity to learn Wood's inspiring business model and blueprint for doing good. And general readers will love Creating Room to Read for its spellbinding story of one man's mission to put books within every child's reach
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1964 January 29-
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Wood, John
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other
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Read by Sean Pratt
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  • Pratt, Sean
  • hoopla digital
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  • Literacy programs
  • Literacy programs
  • Education
  • Education
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
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Creating Room to Read : a story of hope in the battle for global literacy, John Wood, (eaudio)
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unknown
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digital storage
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781469024387
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11212756
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unknown
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access
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11212756
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MWT11212756
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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Label
Creating Room to Read : a story of hope in the battle for global literacy, John Wood, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781469024387
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11212756
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11212756
System control number
MWT11212756
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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