9780060930653

Free the Children : A Young Man Fights Against Child Labor and Proves That Children Can Change the World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780060930653

  • ISBN10:

    0060930659

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/25/2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Summary

Here is the dramatic and moving story of one child's transformation from a normal, middle-class kid from the suburbs to an activist, fighting against child labor on the world stage of international human rights. Making headlines around the globe, Graig Keilburger and his organization, Free the Children, which he founded at the age of twelve, have brought unprecedented attention to the worldwide abuse of children's rights. Free the Childrenis a passionate and astounding story and a moving testament to the power that children and young adults have to change the world, as witnessed through the achievements of one remarkable young man.

Author Biography

Craig Kielburger has received the Roosevelt Freedom Medal (with Free the Children) and the State of the World Forum Award. He is ambassador to the Children's Embassy in Sarajevo and was named a Global Leader of Tomorrow at the 1998 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He lives in Canada with his family. Kevin Major is an award-winning author. He lives with his wife and two sons in Newfoundland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Prologue 1(5)
Thornhill
6(19)
Toronto
25(16)
Dhaka
41(21)
Back to Dhaka
62(10)
Bangkok
72(20)
Calcutta
92(22)
Kathmandu
114(20)
Varanasi
134(24)
Delhi
158(20)
Karachi and Islamabad
178(21)
Lahore
199(26)
Madras
225(20)
Sivakasi
245(15)
Cochin and Bombay
260(20)
Thornhill and Beyond
280(10)
What Is Childhood?
290(9)
Epilogue 299(8)
Appendix: Get Informed ... Get Involved 307

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