Sasha Alyson hauls (sometimes by elephant) children's books in the local language to kids in rural Laos eager to learn to read.
In Laos's oldest city, a learning project offers students free access to books, computers, and lessons in a variety of topics.
In Laos, where books are a rare commodity, one mystery writer puts the nation in print – and helps put books in the nation.
Lou Connick was a charming humanitarian who ran aid programs in Indochina in the 1970s – and moonlighted for the CIA. Just how far did he go in fighting communism?