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Hope, Freedom & Peace: Kids' Version
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Hope, Freedom & Peace: Kids' Version

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In many countries, people are fighting for their freedom and for peace. In honour of them, we have compiled this list to help teachers, librarians, and parents help kids understand the importance of peace—close to home and farther afield—and that they can help to make the world more peaceful.
Nobel's Women of Peace

Nobel's Women of Peace

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : girls & women

Since its inception in 1901, the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to twelve women. Each had to struggle to be heard because she was a woman, and each one shares an incredible determination, commitment, and hope for the future.

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Pay It Forward Kids

Pay It Forward Kids

Small Acts, Big Change
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

14 Kids…14 Stories…Countless Hearts Touched

In Pay It Forward Kids, readers will meet ordinary kids from across North America who have done extraordinary things, all on their own initiatives. They have set out to "pay it forward" to someone else, with astonishing results. The ripple effect of their deeds have inspired others to join their causes, and in some cases, to start missions of their own.

These kids have raised both money and awareness for causes such as homelessness, human rights, orp …

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Our Rights

Our Rights

How kids are changing the world
edition:Hardcover

A girl who spoke out against her government for the rights of aboriginal children, a boy who walked across his country to raise awareness of homelessness, and a former child soldier who wants to make music not war. Here are true stories of kids just like you who are standing up for their rights. Read about how they have made a difference. Dylan Mahalingam from the USA started an online charity to raise money to fight child poverty. The bravery of Nujood Ali Mohammed from Yemen inspired other gir …

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One Peace

One Peace

True Stories of Young Activists
illustrated by Janet Wilson
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

One Peace celebrates the "Power of One," and specifically the accomplishments of children from around the globe who have worked to promote world peace. Janet Wilson challenges today's children to strive to make a difference in this beautifully illustrated, fact-filled and fascinating volume of portraits of many "heroes for today."

Canadian Craig Kielburger, who started Free the Children to help victims of child labor at the age of twelve, has been nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize. …

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Yeny and the Children for Peace

Yeny and the Children for Peace

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook

Yeny and her family have escaped from the violence in their mountain village in Colombia. But still there are armed men who have kidnapped her uncle and bullies at school. Yeny and her friends organize a peace carnival and a national vote for peace.

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Our Heroes

Our Heroes

How Kids Are Making a Difference
edition:Hardcover

A girl who founded a charity for girls’ education, a boy who raised money with every baseball he could hit. True stories of children who opened up their hearts and minds to the unfairness of the world and decided to try and make a difference, because everyone deserves to be happy.

Andrew Adansi-Bonnah from Ghana raised thousands of dollars for refugee children in Somalia after seeing their terrible situation on the news. Jonathan Lee from South Korea was given special permission to travel to No …

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I Have the Right to Be a Child

I Have the Right to Be a Child

by Alain Serres
illustrated by Aurélia Fronty
translated by Helen Mixter
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

Selected for the IRA Notable Books for a Global Society List, selected for the Children's Literary Assembly 2013 Notable Children's Books and the USBBY Outstanding International Book List

With a very simple text accompanied by rich, vibrant illustrations a young narrator describes what it means to be a child with rights -- from the right to food, water and shelter, to the right to go to school, to be free from violence, to breathe clean air, and more. The book emphasizes that these rights belong …

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People Who Said No

People Who Said No

Courage Against Oppression
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook

When saying no is the right thing to do.

Sometimes it’s okay to ignore the rules or break the law. In fact, it’s essential! This thought-provoking book features people who did just that: Sophie and Hans Scholl, siblings who distributed antigovernment pamphlets in Nazi Germany; and Andrei Sakharov, who helped develop the nuclear bomb in Cold War Russia, but then spoke out against its use. Some, like Rosa Parks, were not originally in positions of political power but came out of the ranks of r …

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