September 9, 2009


Book cover of Three Cups of TeaThree Cups of Tea Kickoff

The IMPACT Learning Center’s Community Read 2009 will begin with a Kick-off celebration at the Tom Bevill Lyceum on the campus of Northeast Alabama Community College next Sunday, September 13, from 2 to 4 pm.

It will be full of fun activities and learning opportunities for students and adults wanting to learn more about Three Cups of Tea, a book written by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin. The Young Reader’s Edition recounts the journey that led Mortenson from a failed 1993 attempt to climb Pakistan’s K2, the world’s second highest mountain, to successfully establish schools in some of the most remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The Children’s version, Listen to the Wind, is beautifully illustrated by Susan Roth. It is the same true tale told from the point of view of children about what they accomplished with Dr. Greg and it shows children they too have the power to do good.

Book cover of Listen to the WindIf you are a student or parent of a student in the Jackson County Schools or Scottsboro City Schools, Northeast Alabama Community College will be the place to be this Sunday.

The College, in collaboration with IMPACT, is hosting this special day. There will be a rock wall to climb, arts and crafts, displays of cultural materials from the regions described in the book, children’s readings, speakers, videos, and, of course, tea with cookies! We hope to see students, parents, and other adults living in Jackson County, at NACC’s campus for this exciting day.

For additional information, please contact Susan Barron phone ext. 248. IMPACT Learning Center can also answer questions at 256-218-2121.