“Room to Read will show people they do not need to accept the forces of darkness….May the larger, smarter, more compassionate team win. I know which side will get my investment.”
“John Wood is building a global movement around literacy and gender equality. Creating Room to Read offers a blueprint for transforming lives…and eventually the world.”
—Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook and New York Times bestselling author of Lean In
“A refreshing reminder of the power of libraries—their ability to transform individual lives and strengthen communities.”
“An absorbing personal account of a remarkable achievement.”
“Wood’s passion for literacy and education infuses every page. An inspiring read on the power of books.”
"Just think what would happen if a couple hundred people followed his example."
—President Bill Clinton
"One of the legendary triumphs of philanthropy was Andrew Carnegie's construction of more than 2,500 libraries. Numerically, it has already been surpassed several times over by an American man you've probably never heard of. Wood is tireless, enthusiastic and emotional: a motivational speaker with no off button."