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"--

Iqbal


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

The Carpet Boy's Gift


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

Mirrors

Stories of Almost Everyone
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 0786744707
Category: History
Page: 400
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Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works “invade the reader’s mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his idealism.” Mirrors, Galeano’s most ambitious project since Memory of Fire, is an unofficial history of the world seen through history’s unseen, unheard, and forgotten. As Galeano notes: “Official history has it that Vasco Núñez de Balboa was the first man to see, from a summit in Panama, the two oceans at once. Were the people who lived there blind??” Recalling the lives of artists, writers, gods, and visionaries, from the Garden of Eden to twenty-first-century New York, of the black slaves who built the White House and the women erased by men’s fears, and told in hundreds of kaleidoscopic vignettes, Mirrors is a magic mosaic of our humanity.

The Freelance Writer's Handbook

How to Make Money and Enjoy Your Life
Author: Andrew Crofts
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780749927639
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 240
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'The Freelance Writer's Handbook' is the essential guide for anyone 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 income. Previous ed.: 2002.

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.

The Youngest Marcher

The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist
Author: Cynthia Levinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481400711
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this moving picture book that proves you’re never too little to make a difference. Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else. So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham’s segregation laws, she spoke up. As she listened to the preacher’s words, smooth as glass, she sat up tall. And when she heard the plan—picket those white stores! March to protest those unfair laws! Fill the jails!—she stepped right up and said, I’ll do it! She was going to j-a-a-il! Audrey Faye Hendricks was confident and bold and brave as can be, and hers is the remarkable and inspiring story of one child’s role in the Civil Rights Movement.

The Overnight Fame of Steffi McBride


Author: A.J. Crofts
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1782194460
Category: Fiction
Page: 300
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When Steffi McBride is plucked from obscurity and lands a starring role in the country's most popular soap opera, it seems as if all of her dreams have come true. Little does she realise the far-reaching effects her new found fame will have... Steffi's life changes beyond recognition when she gets her lucky break. The whole country fall in love with her, including the gorgeous pop star she had a crush on throughout her teenage years. For the up-and-coming star, it seems as if life just could not get any better. But someone out there has in their possession a secret about Steffi's past and heartless media revelations blow aprt everything she never believed to be true about her family and about herself.

Child Labor and Sweatshops


Author: Mary E. Williams
Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780737700022
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 106
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Discusses the issues revolving around children and adult workers who work in substandard environments

Doing History

Investigating with Children in Elementary and Middle Schools
Author: Linda S. Levstik,Keith C. Barton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317815696
Category: Education
Page: 208
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Now in its fifth edition, Doing History offers a unique perspective on teaching and learning history in the elementary and middle grades. Through case studies of teachers and students in diverse classrooms and from diverse backgrounds, it shows children engaging in authentic historical investigations, often in the context of an integrated social studies curriculum. The premise is that children can engage in valid forms of historical inquiry—collecting and analyzing data, examining the perspectives of people in the past, considering multiple interpretations, and creating evidence-based historical accounts. Grounded in contemporary sociocultural theory and research, the text features vignettes in each chapter showing communities of teachers and students doing history in environments rich in literature, art, writing, discussion, and debate. The authors explain how the teaching demonstrated in the vignettes reflects basic principles of contemporary learning theory. Doing History emphasizes diversity of perspectives in two ways: readers encounter students from a variety of backgrounds, and students themselves look at history from multiple perspectives. It provides clear guidance in using multiple forms of assessment to evaluate the specifically historical aspects of children’s learning.

For a House Made of Stone

Gina's Story
Author: Gina French,Andrew Crofts
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 1783722738
Category: History
Page: 296
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The latest ghosted memoir from Andrew Crofts, the bestselling ghost writer of The Little Prisoner, The Kid and Just A Boy. This is the extraordinary true story of a young woman from the Philippine mountains who wanted to help her family and ended up on trial for murder in the UK in 2001.

Book Review Index 2009

Cumulation
Author: Dana Ferguson
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 9781414419121
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1262
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Rethinking Mathematics

Teaching Social Justice by the Numbers
Author: Eric Gutstein
Publisher: Rethinking Schools
ISBN: 0942961544
Category: Education
Page: 179
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A collection of more than thirty articles shows teachers how to weave social justice principles throughout the math curriculum, and how to integrate social justice math into other curricular areas as well.

Manchild in the Promised Land


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

Jihad Beyond Islam


Author: Gabriele Marranci
Publisher: Berg
ISBN: 1845201582
Category: Social Science
Page: 184
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By observing the current crisis of identity among ordinary Muslims, this book explores why, and in what circumstances Muslims speak of jihad. In the end, jihad is what Muslims say it is. Marranci offers us a nuanced and anthropolitical understanding of Muslims' lives beyond the predictable clichés.

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
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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.

Tough Stuff


Author: Kirsty Murray
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742692338
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 156
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Ordinary kids doing extraordinary things. Extraordinary kids trying to live ordinary lives. Real kids doing it tough From the wolf girls of India to a 14-year-old Olympic champion; from Iqbal Masih, the inspirational 12-year-old human rights activist, to the Dalai Lama; from Auschwitz to outback Australia, Tough Stuff is packed with true stories that show what kids are made of. It's about children who have protested, rebelled, prayed, saved lives, earned a fortune, lost everything, become world-famous, or survived oppression and war. It's about kids making a difference in the adult world. It's about kids and courage. Tough Stuff is pacy, poignant, confronting. It speaks directly to children about things that matter.

An Islamic Utopian

A Political Biography of Ali Shariati
Author: Ali Rahnema
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781860645525
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 418
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Ali Shariati is for many the ideological father of the Iranian revolution. His radical blend of Islam and Marxism mobilised a generation of young Iranians. This book provides a political biography of his life and thought.