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

Free the Children A Young Man Fights Against Child Labor and Proves that Children Can Change the World 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 hu

  • Title: Free the Children: A Young Man Fights Against Child Labor and Proves that Children Can Change the World
  • Author: Craig Kielburger Kevin Major
  • ISBN: 9780060930653
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 attenHere 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.

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    1. A remarkable story and protagonist; would love to know more about how the person balanced the mission and his life as a child.

    2. Excellent book- I was drawn to it; interested by this story from the first sentence all the way through. It was hard to put down. Incredible to think that at only age 12, Kielburger was able to accomplish so much- that he had so much ambition and passion about this certain topic. That is something that I truly admire and wish I had. Ambition and passion for an important topic that affects people and to help fight for the change to bring better to a society. However, he had a great amount of back [...]

    3. This novel tells the inspiring story of the ambitious and compassionate Craig Kielburger. At the age of 12, Craig started his own organization called Free The Children after discovering his passion for children's rights. He then proceeded to embark on the journey of a lifetime by travelling through South Asia for 7 weeks to learn about child labour as well as it see it firsthand and talk to the child labourers themselves. Free The Children is an excellent and interesting read. You will learn a l [...]

    4. This was one of the few books that kept my interest from the very beginning until the end. I thought it was so interesting that Craig started this organization when he was so young. It was so amazing to me that Craig was so ambitious to not only create an organization about a topic he became tremendously passionate about but to go to a country where child labor is prominent. I felt he was very audacious by not wanting adults to be major parts of Free the Children. This really proved to me that a [...]

    5. It puts you to shame to read about what this 13 year old and his friends have done to campaign against child abuse and labour. I thoughtt it was well written and combined a story of passion and comitment with a travelogue of India and Pakistan. It would maybe be nice to have a version of this that younger children could access and enjoy.

    6. I read only part of this book that was related to child labor in Pakistan. Very encouraging to see a boy's struggle against this crime against humanity.

    7. This book follows the journey of Craig Kielburger from the start of "Free The Children" , to his journey in South Asia and his impact on the world. Craig's vision for " Free The Children started when he heard the story of a young boy named Iqbal Masih. Iqbal was murdered for speaking out against child labour based on his own experience. After hearing Iqbal's story Craig was inspired to help with the issue of child labour. He asked his grade 7 class if anyone else was interested in helping and 11 [...]

    8. I thought that author Craig Keilburger did a very good job at showing every detail of the trip that was described in the book. In Free the Children the author's main point that he was trying to get across to every may have been a simple one but also a very complicated one. He wanted to say that everyone should be free no matter what race or age. What he was trying to do throughout the whole book was basically try and convince the government that they should stop child labor. While he was on his [...]

    9. This is one of those books, that whenever I need inspiring or need to reconsider how lucky I am to live the life I live or to push myself to work harder I read this. I have not took the time to read this one for awhile but I did it. I have read many books by Craig Kielburger (because he is someone that I mentor, look up to, and push myself to be like) so I think that is why I basically picked out this book. It is an auto-biography and a really inspiring one. You start with 12 year old Craig read [...]

    10. This book was one of the most attention grabbing, heart warming, victorious stories I have ever read. This story is about a young boy named Craig who, despite societies preconceived ideas about kids, forms an organization bigger than all of us. One day at the dinner table he reads a magazine article about a boy named Iqbal and how he is only 12, but was shot and killed because he was standing up for his human rights. This sparks young Craig to Create a group of kids who would help other kids tha [...]

    11. Free the Children, written by Craig Kielburger, is a true story about Craig’s transformation from a normaltwelve year-old living in a suburb in Canada to an important human rights activist. Craig wasreading the newspaper and was appalled to see that a boy Craig’s own age named Iqbal waskilled. Iqbal Masih was a child worker in Pakistan who escaped. After earning his freedom, hebecame an inspiration and motivational speaker for other child laborers. Shortly after, his lifecame to an end when [...]

    12. Free The Children by Craig Kielburger, is about himself, at age 12, going on a trip to the Asia and Middle East area to familiarize himself to the child labor world. He does this because he already has his own nonprofit company called free the children which helps kids all around the world who fight everyday with labor. I really enjoyed this novel because it is Craig telling his own story and his own feelings. It inspired me to help people who are in serious need. It made me understand that some [...]

    13. I was inspired to read this book after attending an event in which Craig Kielburger was the keynote speaker. I was aware of his story somewhat prior to but didn't know the full details. I found him a very engaging speaker however and wanted to know more about his organization which is why I decided to read his book. Please keep in mind that he wrote this book when he was 16 years old however, despite that it was a fairly good read - quick and insightful.I think this would be a great book for edu [...]

    14. We received this book at the We Day concert. My daughter read it, and was inspired to change the world. She didn't know what to do next, so she asked me to read it as well.My daughter is about the same age that Craig Kielburger was when he founded Free the Children and toured Asia to educate himself about child labor. It was interesting to read about his experience, and hard to imagine her in his shoes. So I think the next step for her is to find her passion, and then she'll have a better idea o [...]

    15. Free The Children tells the story of Craig Kelburger and his fight against child labor. This book opened my eyes to the issue of child labor. Personally I had never given much thought to the topic, but I now realize the importance of this issue. While reading I was horrified at how the author describe the conditions that these young children work in. This book also brought how rarely kids are thought of as capable of making change to my attention, while in fact they in fact are just as capable a [...]

    16. Craig Kielburger is one of my heroes. Rarely do we meet a 12 year old who not only wants to change the world, but actually does something about it. Most of this book tells of Craig's travels in Asia, meeting with children exploited by adults, all for monetary gain. His compassion for children, while still a child himself, is incredibly inspiring and should lead us to question how our own choices affect those we cannot see. You cannot read this book and be unaffected by it's message.Craig is stil [...]

    17. After going to WeDay concert, it really motivated me to help the world! Reading the book by Craig was just amazingggg !! Reading and learning on how it all started at a young age was awesome! My fav part was when they went to the high school to talk about child slavery and were overwhelmed with all the questions but then came back to the same high school with all the answers to the question!!! I recommend this to anyone bc this motivates and teaches you that you can make a change no matter what [...]

    18. Craig Kielburger (who is one person who I can honestly describe as good, and possibly is the definition of the word) shares the beginning of his fight against child labour in this touching and eye-opening autobiography. His writing is eloquent and engrossing enough that it's easy to believe that you're reading a fictional story of a young Canadian. That is, until you realize it's not fictional and that the world has a lot of developing to do.Would have been 5 stars if not for the freaking typos! [...]

    19. The courage and vision of this author - at such a young age! - is extraodinary and inspiring. At the age of 12, Craig Kielburger formed an advocacy group, "Free the Children" to help understand child labour. This book chronicles the start of Free the Children, and the author's first trip to Asia, again while only 12 years old, to talk to child labourers, to bring their stories back to North America, and to try to find solutions.

    20. One of the most realistic non-fiction books I have ever read, apart from the Fort of Nine Towers. When Craig was describing everything, he wrote so powerfully and eloquently that I was able to feel what he felt. I think that one memory of the book that I'll never forget was when an eight year old boy was basically sold into sexual slavery to an undercover cop (not there for gratification) in front of Craig. All in all, a masterfully written book.

    21. Crazy Amazing. That's the new title. This is along the lines of "Three Cups of Tea" - the power that one person can have if they just do something. Except this kid was 12 years old when he started. What?! I wish I'd had the motivation and ambition and heart he did at age 12. DEFINITELY recommend. Or, rather, I beg you to read it. Please please please read this. It will change you, methinks.

    22. Craig Kielburger wants to go on a trip to Asia to study child labour, but his parents won't allow him to. So he does what he has to go to be able to go on the trip. He has to prove to his parents that he will stay safe and he has to pay half of the costs himself. Then, a few weeks later, he gets a fax from Asia which gives him a complete shock. Free The Children is about bravery, learning and fear.

    23. He was twelve when he started this campaign to free the children. Since then he's plunged head-on to change the world. He's been nominated three times for the nobel peace prize and he's only 24. I've spent two summer traveling with Craig though Kenya and India and he's more than just an idealist, he's a great guy with a huge heart, a quick smile who really is changing the world. Reading this book is an insight to his motivation.

    24. Obviously, the main themes of the book are disclosure of the evils of forced child labor & the need to rehabilitate socioeconomic systems that condone & rely on the exploitation of children. But another theme, almost as important as the ones I've already stated, is the impact that concerned children can have when they act in concert to correct social injustice. A truly inspiring read!

    25. Covers how Kielburger was inspired to start the Free the Children organization, and the research trip he took through India, Thailand and Pakistan doing research on Child Labourers and how they're treated. Discusses how important it is to educate children in order to give the children, their families, and their society a chance at a better future.

    26. It's been five years since I first read Free the Children, and I still find it as powerful as ever. Craig's story -- of starting an international charity at the age of 12, and then travelling through Southeast Asia to see child labour firsthand -- is incredibly inspiring, and he writes in a natural, straightforward voice that makes for very compelling reading. Such an inspiration.

    27. I liked this book because it really tells the reader what is happening in other parts of the world.For example:the biography takes place on his travels to India to see how bad the quality of life really is in other parts of the world.

    28. Craig Kielburger is one of my personal idols so I found his book really inspiring. From the perspective of a young man he tells us his story from his early years in activism, the challenges and the successes of someone who challenged the status quo despite being only a teenager. Very recommended!

    29. So interesting and a real eye opener. I would recommend d every preteen child read this- to open their eyes to our 'global economy '.

    30. An interesting book on an important topic, though (and here's where i sound pompous) it definitely reads like it's written by a teenager.

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