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Fight to Learn

The Struggle to Go to School

by Laura Scandiffio

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In many countries around the world, universal access to education is a seemingly unattainable dream; however, determined individuals with vision and drive have made this dream come true for many. This book highlights people such as Okello, a former child soldier in Uganda, who founded a school for children like himself whose education was derailed by war; Julia Bolton Holloway who realized that the only effective way to educate Roma children was to teach literacy to their parents at the same time; Shannen Koostachin, a passionate 13-year-old whose fight for the right of First Nations children to have proper schools endured even after her untimely death. These uplifting stories of people who were undeterred in their fight to bring education to children will leave young readers with excellent models of how to mobilize support when fighting for social justice.

About the Author
Laura Scandiffio is the author of many non-fiction books for young readers, including the award-winning title, People Who Said No (2013 Skipping Stones Honor Award, Independent Publishers Book Award, 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Award.) She lives in Toronto, ON, Canada.
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10 to 14
Grade:
5 to 9
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"This is a fascinating and frightening examination of international education issues; a solid addition for libraries wanting more titles on education or social justice."

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