Free the Children: A Young Man Fights Against Child Labor and Proves that Children Can Change the World (Paperback)

Free the Children: A Young Man Fights Against Child Labor and Proves that Children Can Change the World By Craig Kielburger, Kevin Major Cover Image
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"Craig has become a Pied Piper, inspiring students in hundreds of schools across the United States and Canada to join his crusade."  — New York Times

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 Children is 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.

About the Author


Craig Keilburger has received the Roosevelt Freedom Medal (with Free the Children) and the State of the World Forum Award. He is Ambassador to the Children's Embassy in Sarajevo and was named a Global Leader of Tomorrow at the 1998 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. He has also received Canada's Governor General's Award for Meritorious Service. Free the Children is Craig Keilburger's first book. He lives with his family in Canada.

Kevin Major received the Vicky Metcalf Award for a body of work inspirational to youth. He lives in Newfoundland.

Praise For…


"Craig has become a Pied Piper, inspiring students in hundreds of schools across the United States and Canada to join his crusade." — New York Times

"Reads... like an adventure story.... With a controversial, vivid style that is mercifully free of jargon or cynicism, Kielburger introduces readers to the children and reformers he met during his trip through Bangladesh, Thailand, Nepal, India, and Pakistan." — Christian Science Monitor

"The tales are gripping, the atrocities shocking, and the children inspiring." — National Post

"Not since Anne Frank has a child so effectively borne witness to the madness of adult reality." — Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060930653
ISBN-10: 0060930659
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: November 17th, 1999
Pages: 336
Language: English