Free The Children

Free The Children

by Craig Kielburger, Kevin Major

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This is the story that launched a movement.

At only 12 years old, Craig Kielburger was shocked to discover the realities of child labour faced by kids his own age throughout the developing world. Driven to take action and witness these conditions first-hand, he and his trusted mentor Alam embarked on a journey that would take him to places he'd never imagined.

Free the Children recounts Craig's remarkable odyssey across South Asia, meeting some of the world's most disadvantaged children and learning the truth behind the headlines. Be there with him as he explores slums and sweatshops, fighting to rescue children from the chains of inhumane conditions. Along the way, he makes lasting friendships, enjoys wild adventures and launches the movement that would explode into an international sensation.

Winner of the prestigious Christopher Award, presented to books "which affirm the highest values of the human spirit," Free the Children has been translated into eight languages and served as inspiration for thousands of young people around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781553658221
Publisher: Greystone Books
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 738 KB
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

Craig Kielburger is the co-founder of Free The Children. His work has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, BBC, and The Today Show, and in Time and The Economist.

Kevin Major is an award-winning author of fifteen fiction and non-fiction books. His previous work includes Hold Fast, winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for Children's Literature, and No Man's Land, which has been adapted into a play performed each summer for the past ten years by Rising Tide Theatre. His history of Newfoundland and Labrador, As Near to Heaven by Sea, was shortlisted for the Pearson Writers' Trust Non-Fiction Prize.

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