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

 
 
 
 
Free the Children: A Young Man Fights Against Child Labor and Proves that Children Can Change the World
Author: Craig Kielburger - Kevin Major
ISBN 13: 9780060930653
ISBN 10: 60930659
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 1999-11-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 321
List Price: $14.99
 
 

Craig Kielburger is an activist prodigy who, at 12, was talking to national leaders, lecturing in public forums, and following the burning passion that would not allow him to overlook cruel injustices thrust upon children around the world. Inspired by a newspaper article about a young boy's murder at the hands of his boss in Pakistan, Kielburger set forth on an international crusade against child sweatshops, virtual slave labor, and the abhorrent working conditions to which many children worldwide are subjected. An inspiring book about the power young people can wield to change the world, Free the Children is a must-read from a remarkable young man.

The author has appeared on 60 Minutes and CNN and has been featured in People, React, and the New York Times.

About the Authors:

Craig Kielburger recently won the prestigious Christopher Award and the React News Magazine for Teens Award.

Craig Kielburger lives with his family in Canada.

Kevin Major, the author of 10 books, has been honored with the Vicky Metcalf Award for a body of work inspirational to youth. He lives in Newfoundland.

Christian Science Monitor

With a conversational, vivid style that is mercifully free of jargon or cynicism, Kielburger introduces readers to the children and reformers he met during his trips through Bangladesh, Thailand, Nepal, India, and Pakistan.