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The Resource Free the children : a young man's personal crusade against child labor, Craig Kielburger with Kevin Major

Free the children : a young man's personal crusade against child labor, Craig Kielburger with Kevin Major

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Free the children : a young man's personal crusade against child labor
Title
Free the children
Title remainder
a young man's personal crusade against child labor
Statement of responsibility
Craig Kielburger with Kevin Major
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Canadian teenager travels to Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Thailand to investigate child labor and abuse
  • "In April 1995, twelve-year-old Craig Kielburger opened the daily paper and began to search for the comics page, as usual. But that day, his morning ritual was interrupted when an article about a boy his own age caught his eye." "It was the story of a Pakistani child who, at the age of four, was sold into slavery by his parents. For the next six years, he was shackled to a carpet loom, tying thousands upon thousands of tiny knots, twelve hours a day, six days a week. For this he was paid three cents a day. Amazingly, his will was never broken: he escaped and began efforts to reveal the horrors of child labor. But when this courageous twelve-year-old began to gain international attention, and Pakistani carpet manufacturers began to lose orders, he was shot and killed." "That morning, Craig's life was changed forever. To find out more about child labor, he contacted human rights organizations around the world, and with a small band of his friends from school he formed Free the Children - his own human rights organization." "Soon Craig decided that he had to see firsthand the working conditions of South Asian children. At the time he was not even allowed to take the subway alone, but he convinced his reluctant parents to let him fly halfway around the world. For seven weeks, in the company of a human rights worker named Alam Rahman, Craig journeyed through the world of slums, sweatshops, and back alleys where so many of the children of South Asia live in servitude, often performing the most menial and dangerous of jobs." "In New Delhi and Islamabad he created a sensation - and learned something of the power of the media - when he famously crossed paths with Canada's Prime Minister Jean Chretien, who was touring Asia with the "Team Canada" trade mission. By the time Craig returned home, he and the young people of Free the Children had gained an international profile."--BOOK JACKET
Storyline
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
232363
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kielburger, Craig
Dewey number
  • 331.3/1/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD6231.K53
LC item number
A3 1998
Literary form
non fiction
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Major, Kevin
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True
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  • Kielburger, Craig
  • Kielburger, Craig
  • Social reformers
  • Child labor
  • Children's rights
  • Child labor
  • Children's rights
  • Social reformers
  • Canada
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a young man fights against child labor and proves that children can change the world
Label
Free the children : a young man's personal crusade against child labor, Craig Kielburger with Kevin Major
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Delhi
  • Karachi and Islamabad
  • Lahore
  • Madras
  • Sivakasi
  • Cochin and Bombay
  • Thornhill and Beyond
  • What Is Childhood?
  • Thornhill
  • Toronto
  • Dhaka
  • Back to Dhaka
  • Bangkok
  • Calcutta
  • Kathmandu
  • Varanasi
Control code
ocm40043533
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 318 pages
Isbn
9780060930653
Lccn
98042653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40043533
  • (Sirsi) a105438
Label
Free the children : a young man's personal crusade against child labor, Craig Kielburger with Kevin Major
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Delhi
  • Karachi and Islamabad
  • Lahore
  • Madras
  • Sivakasi
  • Cochin and Bombay
  • Thornhill and Beyond
  • What Is Childhood?
  • Thornhill
  • Toronto
  • Dhaka
  • Back to Dhaka
  • Bangkok
  • Calcutta
  • Kathmandu
  • Varanasi
Control code
ocm40043533
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 318 pages
Isbn
9780060930653
Lccn
98042653
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40043533
  • (Sirsi) a105438

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