Free the Children by Craig Kielburger
A Young Man's Personal Crusade Against Child Labor

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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.
 

About Craig Kielburger

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Craig Kielburger is the founder and chairperson of Free The Children and the cofounder of Leaders Today. Craig has received the Nelson Mandela Human Rights Award, the World Economic Forum GLT Award, the World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child, the Roosevelt Freedom Medal, the Governor General's Medal of Meritorious Service, the State of the World Forum Award, and two honorary doctorates. He has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. Marc Kielburger is a Harvard graduate and a Rhodes Scholar with a law degree from Oxford University. He is cofounder and chief executive director of Leaders Today and chief executive director of Free The Children. Marc is a columnist for The Toronto Star, Canada's most-read newspaper. He is one of the youngest recipients of the Canadian business community's Top 40 Under 40 award.
 
Published July 1, 2010 by Me to We. 321 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Law & Philosophy, Business & Economics, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Free the Children, which he founded, grew into an internationally recognized organization and has raised awareness of labor conditions in South Asia as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars for the cause.

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Three years ago, when he was a 12-year-old Toronto schoolboy who had never taken the subway alone, Kielburger saw a newspaper story about a 12-year-old Pakistani boy who had been shot dead, presumably

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Three years ago, when he was a 12-year-old Toronto schoolboy who had never taken the subway alone, Kielburger saw a newspaper story about a 12-year-old Pakistani boy who had been shot dead, presumably

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