The Little Hero

One Boy's Fight for Freedom - Iqbal Masih's Story
Author: Andrew Crofts
Publisher: Vision Paperbacks
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 247
View: 2002

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Iqbal Masih was gunned down by an assassin when he was 13 years old. This story is about a child martyr, who died trying to end child slavery. After he escaped his carpet-master, Iqbal worked to spread the word to other enslaved children that they could be free too.

The Little Hero

One Boy's Fight for Freedom: Iqbal Masih's Story
Author: Andrew Crofts
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1848394926
Category: History
Page: 255
View: 5314

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Iqbal Masih was gunned down by an assassin in cold blood. He was just 13 years old. Andrew Crofts, the bestselling ghostwriter of "The Little Prisoner and The Kid", tells the heart-wrenching story of this courageous child martyr, who died trying to end child slavery. After six years of bonded labour in a Pakistani carpet factory, Iqbal escaped the clutches of his tyrannical carpet-master, and then tirelessly worked to spread the word to other enslaved children that they could be free too. He addressed international conventions on behalf of the Bonded Labour Liberation Front and participated in raids on illegal factories. He was awarded the Reebok 'Youth in Action' Award, and a scholarship to study law in Boston. But before he could study, his life was cut short by a hail of bullets from the gun of an unknown sympathiser with the carpet-masters.

Iqbal Masih and the Crusaders Against Child Slavery

Author: Susan Kuklin
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 1466860685
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 144
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In December of 1994, twelve-year-old Iqbal Masih was honored as a hero. Just two years earlier, he had been a slave, condemned to a lifetime of bonded labor in a Pakistani carpet factory. And five months later, he was dead, murdered in his homeland. Though he is gone, his actions inspired an international campaign of middle-school students and adults that is helping to free and to educate thousands of child laborers. Here is the powerful story of Iqbal's life and death in Pakistan, and of the movement that continues the struggle against child labor today. This book does more than recount Iqbal's own amazing odyssey. Both sobering and inspiring, it shows how we are all implicated in the global practice of child labor, and how we can all work together to end it.


Author: Francesco D'Adamo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439106785
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 128
View: 403

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When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and is brave enough to show them how to get there. This moving fictionalized account of the real Iqbal Masih is told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage.

Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan

Two Stories of Bravery
Author: Jeanette Winter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481422944
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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"A lushly illustrated picture-book biography of two young Pakistani heroes, Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Masih, from acclaimed nonfiction author/illustrator Jeanette Winter"--

The Freelance Writer's Handbook

How to Turn your Writing Skills into a Successful Business
Author: Andrew Crofts
Publisher: Piatkus
ISBN: 0349406308
Category: Reference
Page: 240
View: 6858

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Now in a fully updated third edition, The Freelance Writer's Handbook is the essential book for everyone who dreams of making money from their writing. It will appeal to all aspiring writers, whether they want to write as a full time profession, or simply to supplement their existing income through writing. This inspiring guide will also benefit professional writers and journalists who want ideas on how to find new markets for their work. Helps you to decide what to write and how to sell it· Packed with advice on ghostwriting, travel writing, fiction, short stories, television and radio scripts, newspaper and magazine journalism. Includes valuable information on agents, making contacts, interviewing skills, potential markets, how to get commissioned, and much more. Covers the latest developments in web writing, blogging, and online publishing.

The Carpet Boy's Gift

Author: Pegi Deitz Shea
Publisher: Tilbury House Pub
ISBN: 9780884482499
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 38
View: 5812

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Yearning for freedom and schooling for himself and the other children who toil in a carpet factory in Pakistan to repay loans from the factory owner to their parents, Nadeem is inspired by a former carpet boy named Iqbal Masih to lead the way.

Me to We

Finding Meaning in a Material World
Author: Craig Kielburger,Marc Kielburger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470739886
Category: Self-Help
Page: 320
View: 4655

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For everyone who has ever yearned for a better life and a better world, Craig and Marc Kielburger share a blueprint for personal and social change that has the power to transform lives, one act at a time. Through inspirational contributions from people from all walks of life, the Kielburgers reveal that a more fulfilling path is ours for the taking when we find the courage to reach out. Me To We is an approach to life that leads us to recognize what is truly valuable, make new decisions about the way we want to live, and re-define the goals we set for ourselves and the legacy we want to leave. Written by individuals who have followed the Me To We philosophy, including Oprah Winfrey, Richard Gere, Queen Noor, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Above all, it creates new ways of measuring happiness, meaning, and success in our lives, and makes sure these elusive goals are attainable at last. Best of all, Me to We is relevant to all readers including parents, young people, seniors and business leaders providing practical ways on how to incorporate this philosophy into your lives. Be inspired and share the feeling with your neighbours, friends and family. Your life will never be the same!

Click, Clack, Moo

Cows That Type (with audio recording)
Author: Doreen Cronin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442460512
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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This quirky, hilarious farmyard tale from the New York Times bestselling duo of Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin is now an eBook with audio! Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears “ Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. ” But Farmer Brown’s problems get bigger when his cows start leaving him notes! Listen in on the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown’s farm upside down!


Author: Andrew Crofts
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408103419
Category: Reference
Page: 160
View: 5011

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Ghostwriting is a thriving, secretive industry. As a ghostwriter you can create best-selling books for film stars, footballers, pop singers, presidents, business tycoons, gangsters, gurus, spies, mercenaries, courtesans, four-star generals, royals and anyone else with an interesting story to tell. This book reveals all the essential secrets of how to turn ghostwriting into a successful and lucrative career. Andrew Crofts has ghosted more than forty books, many of them international bestsellers, including Sold by Zana Muhsen (nearly 4 million copies sold), The Kid by Kevin Lewis, Heroine of the Desert by Donya Al-Nahi, Kathy and Me by Gillian Taylforth and Crocodile Shoes by Jimmy Nail.

One Buddha is Not Enough

A Story of Collective Awakening
Author: Thich Hanh
Publisher: Parallax Press
ISBN: 1935209639
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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A visionary book by Thich Nhat Hanh and members of his community about the future of Buddhism

Free the Children

A Young Man Fights Against Child Labor and Proves that Children Can Change the World
Author: Craig Kielburger,Kevin Major
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060930659
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 336
View: 4119

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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.

Child Labor and Sweatshops

Author: Mary E. Williams
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780737700022
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 106
View: 3388

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Discusses the issues revolving around children and adult workers who work in substandard environments

Manchild in the Promised Land

Author: Claude Brown,Nathan McCall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451626673
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
View: 7517

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Traces the author's experiences as a first-generation African American raised in the Northern ghettos of Harlem in the mid-20th century, an upbringing marked by violence, drugs and devastating urban disadvantages.

The Disappearing Duke

The Intriguing Tale of an Eccentric English Family
Author: Tom Freeman-Keel,Andrew Crofts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780952691228
Category: Aristocracy (Social class)
Page: 311
View: 8240

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The Little Prisoner: How a childhood was stolen and a trust betrayed

Author: Jane Elliott
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007359012
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 7489

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An inspirational true story of a 4 year old girl who fell into the power of a man whose evil knew no bounds. She encountered terrifying mental and physical torture from her psychopathic stepfather for a period of 17 years until she managed to break free, her spirit still unbroken

Slavery in the Modern World

A History of Political, Social, and Economic Oppression
Author: Junius P. Rodriguez
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 185109783X
Category: History
Page: 778
View: 5574

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This work is the first encyclopedia on the labor practices that constitute modern-day slavery—and the individuals and organizations working today to eradicate them.

Global Backlash

Citizen Initiatives for a Just World Economy
Author: Robin Broad
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742510340
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 347
View: 4234

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This work aims to move beyond the monolithic portrayal of the globalization protests that have escalated since Seattle and are not likely to abate soon. With analysis and primary documents from a variety of popular and uncommon sources, Robin Broad explores proposals and initiatives coming from the backlash to answer the question, But what do they want? A range of propositions and a debate among segments of the backlash emerge.

Privacy and Its Invasion

Author: Deckle McLean
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Category: Political Science
Page: 140
View: 1106

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Privacy. We want lots of it for ourselves. We love to invade the privacy of others. We are willing to trade it for benefits of all kinds, including credit, social services, and friendship. Why is this? Where should we draw a line? How should we handle our ambivalence in an era in which privacy often appears to be under official attack? This book explores such questions by rooting into scarce literature to explain why privacy is such a strong need, reviewing a variety of methods for guarding privacy, and concluding that at one time America was a very fortunate place privacy-wise. McLean examines problem areas in which privacy invasions play, or have played, large roles. Rape and sexual offenses are analyzed; so, too, is news reporting that touches private matters and race relations. Privacy and its Invasion also has a point to make: that privacy, despite its dark side, is an idea whose time has come, an ancient need that now requires explicit endorsement and protection as a value. A thought-provoking examination of something we have come to regard as a basic right, but a right under assault, this book is for all concerned with contemporary social and legal issues, civil liberties, and communications.

Child Labor

A World History Companion
Author: Sandy Hobbs,Jim McKechnie,Michael Lavalette
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0874369568
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 292
View: 9092

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Consult this handy reference work when you need accurate, up to date information on subjects ranging from the effects of work on children's education to the use of child labor in Eastern Europe. * A–Z entries are also arranged by category * Numerous citations of contemporary books and studies