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

Paperback | December 1, 1999

byCraig Kielburger

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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.

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 Even a very young child can make a big difference in the world, especially if that child’s name is Craig Kielburger. This 12-year-old prodigy sets forth on an international crusade against the cruelty of child sweatshops, child labour and repulsive working conditions after he read about the murder of young boy in Pakistan who tried to...

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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 tw...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.04 × 5.28 × 0.82 inPublished:December 1, 1999Publisher:PerennialLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780060930653

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 Even a very young child can make a big difference in the world, especially if that child’s name is Craig Kielburger. This 12-year-old prodigy sets forth on an international crusade against the cruelty of child sweatshops, child labour and repulsive working conditions after he read about the murder of young boy in Pakistan who tried to take a stand against slave labour. Free the Children: A Young man’s Personal Crusade Against Child Labour, by Kielburger with the help of acclaimed young-adult author Kevin Major, will inspire juvenile readers to become more active in important social issues.

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Not since Anne Frank has a child so effectively borne witness to the madness of adult reality."-- "Kirkus Reviews"Reads... like an adventure story.... With a controversial, vivid style that is mercifully free of jargon or cynicism, Kielburger introduces readers to the children and reformers he met during his trip through Bangladesh, Thailand, Nepal, India, and Pakistan."-- "Christian Science Monitor"The tales are gripping, the atrocities shocking, and the children inspiring.... The prose is natural, engaging, and very much Mr. Kielburger--he writes as he speaks. The stories of the enslaved children are exciting, very real, and often unutterably sad."-- "National Post"Graig has become a Pied Piper, inspiring students in hundreds of schools across the United States and Canada to join his crusade."-- "New York Times