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Iqbal Masih and the Crusaders Against Child Slavery

Iqbal Masih and the Crusaders Against Child Slavery

Susan Kuklin

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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In December of 1994, twelve-year-old Iqbal Masih was honored as a hero. Just two years earlier, he had been a slave, condemned to a lifetime of bonded labor in a Pakistani carpet factory. And five months later, he was dead, murdered in his homeland. Though he is gone, his actions inspired an international campaign of middle-school students and adults that is helping to free and to educate thousands of child laborers. Here is the powerful story of Iqbal's life and death in Pakistan, and of the movement that continues the struggle against child labor today.

This book does more than recount Iqbal's own amazing odyssey. Both sobering and inspiring, it shows how we are all implicated in the global practice of child labor, and how we can all work together to end it.

NCSS-CBC Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, NCSS-CBC NotableTrade-Soc.Stdy, IRA-CBC Children's Choices

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Susan Kuklin

Susan Kuklin was asked to write Iqbal Masih and the Crusaders Against Child Slavery by two of the human rights activists she profiled in her award-winning book Irrepressible Spirit: Conversations with Human Rights Activists. The author of many highly praised books for young readers, she lives with her husband in New York City.

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