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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 35, 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 strove 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 listeners 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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About the Author

John Wood worked for Microsoft for nine years, helping grow the company’s international profile. He resigned at age thirty-five and founded Room to Read, which is widely regarded as one of the world’s top nonprofit organizations. He documented his decision to create Room to Read in his memoir, Leaving Microsoft to Change the World. He lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Sean Pratt, a working actor for over twenty-five years, has performed at numerous regional theaters around the country. He is the author of To Be or Wanna Be, and he has recorded over seven hundred books in just about every genre, earning eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and four Audie Award nominations.